The Caribbean flavor
Oh how ee sweet
From the beat of the music
To the food that we eat.
It all started not so long ago
Don’t the people always tell you so?
Well, just in case they never did
That must be something they really hid.
Cane fields growing slaves working hard
At the end of de day dey backs well scarred,
I wonder how deh felt in de olden days
No games, hard work, no time fuh praise.
As dey dus say gone are the days
We change up now, we pass that phase
It’s cricket, calypso, warri and pan
Fuh boy, girl, woman and man
Is pepper pot, fungi and season rice
Is sorrel and ginger beer they really nice
It’s roti, fish soup the things that we savour
That really makes up this Caribbean Flavour
AUTHOR BIO: Top writer, in the 12 and younger category, Karenna Nicholson, 11, is a Grade Six student at Wesleyan Junior Academy. Her entry was also named best in the Origins sub-category. “The writer captures all that makes Antigua and Barbuda what it is today,” the chief judge said.
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