Caribbean Experiences by Laila Tahir

Honourable Mention in the 12 and younger age category – Wadadli Pen Challenge 2016

Author’s comment:  “I was inspired to write this poem entitled Caribbean Experience by Antigua’s beauty, culture and people which make up a part of the Caribbean.”

Note: In keeping with the development goals of Wadadli Pen, all long listed entries are returned to the author with the judge’s note  – both positives and negatives – for revision. Congrats to Laila for being singled out for honourable mention and for taking the opportunity to review and revise her entry. Keep working on your craft; keep valuing your voice and your art. – JCH

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Here now is Caribbean Experiences by Laila Tahir, a 12 year old student at the Christ the King High School, who enjoys story writing and going to the beach, and who aspires to be a certified accountant:

The Caribbean, such total Paradise
Visit it once and you will always want a slice
Its people, culture and rich History
You would devour to learn its  more
Full of Music, Dance & Excitement
You must visit our shore

Music! the Caribbean love most
But when it comes to their very own origination
of soca and calypso it would perk you to explore more
the beat with its smooth rhythmic  Drums
will make u rumba, salsa & Hip Hop for so
so get up! to the Caribbean you must go

Dance! a form of expression,  joy, peace and serenity
Its intensifying power brings together everybody
If, you see, how the men and women roll their Hips and gyrate
their bodies to the rhythm  sounds of every music beat
it would simply set you on your dancing feet
oh! wow! this is a people I would surely love to meet
and I will visit there, I tell you the Caribbean is Paradise
you would come once but more than twice

Oh Caribbean a people full of flavor
The different accents is thrilling a must hear
You will want to listen it over and over, I swear
A confident people they are
You can tell by the way they dress
Vogue, trendy, and fancy tropical colours
As this combination reminds you of the warm sunlight, crystal blue waters
And cool refreshing breeze
I would visit there again anytime with ease
The Caribbean is completely nice
it was truly a taste of sugar and spice
A total gem of Paradise!

For earning honourable mention in her age category, Laila received:
Gifts contributed by Juneth Webson & Frank B. Armstrong, and a certificate sponsored by the Best of Books.

Thanks to all partners and patrons for making the Wadadli Pen 2016 Challenge possible. Here at Wadadli Pen, we encourage you to support the businesses and individuals who support the arts.

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