Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? by Stephen A. Dantes (Lucian version)      Respondent #1: I have received intelligence from my police counterparts, indicating there is a chicken. And the chicken has been paid to assassinate me. I am not afraid, but it saddens me to see the state of our chicken coop.   Respondent #2 A mercenary chicken…? Is this proof or poof? I did not hire any chicken to assassinate anyone. If there is a plot to assassinate, it’s not me. I want to represent my people with a clean slate.   Respondent...

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Zafe’ Moun

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The names used in this poem are all fictitious and if situation(s) described thereinrelates directly to anyone you know bearing the same name(s), it is strictly coincidental. As such, the writer reserves the right to create his own characters, plot and setting as he sees fitting for use in this instalment of LUCIAN CHRONICLES and stresses on the fact that the events describe in this piece of writing are purposed to sensitize persons on the collective happenings in his country. The characters are not real people. Zafe` Moun by Stephen A....

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The Land, the People and the Bottle

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The Land, the People and the Bottle by Stephen A. Dantes   Boy you see dat rum ting Me nah go ever andustan dat How de gov’ment say is over eighteen But school girl and boy drinkin ‘Black’ Dey say de rum kill off brain cells And de rum eh good for likkle chil’ren Dey say dat no school chile must drink Or de police can arress dem But garcon is when de weekend fette come to see Even police drinkin wit dem likkle boys And friend, eh noffing soft uh Is Hennessy, Brandy, Piton, Crystal and Hienee De line between man and boy, Girl and...

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Country Boys of Darban

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Country Boys of Darban by Stephen A. Dantes Boy you see Life in de country Can never be bigger dan we As matter ah fact Country life is de bess bess ting dat ever happen to me Cause it accept me black black   I hear names dat make fun a people aready But none like em names in Darban Somewhere up by Saltibus City   Boy I tell you it have me Funny, funny I mus tell all you Bout all dem names an name-creators too   See man like “Zego” is man of all men He strong an kinda dumb But he never stop talking As if he have a rotor in...

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One Pot Jot

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One Pot Jot by Stephen A. Dantes   Garcon, I cool out by de river Wit one pot in me han 2 pounds flour, me salt, me plate No meat, but me wan to test dis pan Me dan start de fire and knead da dough A lil seasoning, lentils and ting Cause it’s dumpling I making But where de meat? I dunno See me so hungry and longtime me eat a river jot A hot day like dat by da river And me bound to cook dat one pot Meat or not In de middle of me stew When me see me cyan catch no crayfish, no crab A chicken from nowhere come sit right pon me bag Like she...

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