Jamaica

Writer’s objective and perception: The entry lines of the poem are describing the roads in comparison with the people of Jamaica. It is a metaphor for their skin tones, and other contributions of their culture (eating, driving, dancing, etc.). The middle lines focus on their lives, appearances, personas. Then the land is described. Lastly, the poem explains why people continue to visit Jamaica. 

 

Jamaica

Sun-dried, weary, bold; different shades of black.

Snake-shaped, crowded, narrow, and plenty of cracks.

Natural, real, happy, and healthy.

Wide spectrum of poor and wealthy.

Green, free, proud, and clear waters.

Black babies with black mothers and fathers.

An island captivated by a kind so tough, and wise.

An island visited consecutively by tourists eyes.

Hurricane hosting, black people boasting, and

Cruise ships floating.

Jamaica.

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