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Thursday, March 16, 2006

GUYANA AWAITS...




To teach some history about Guyana, in poetry and prose

To tell about the 1200’s, when Waraus, Arawaks and Caribs settled and rove

And alas, Columbus came and sighted Guyana’s shores

Then came Sir Walter Raleigh to explore

He entered Orinocco River in search of El Dorado, the City of Gold

Essequibo the Dutch did stole

And in 1640 the African Soldiers, to Guyana’s land as slaves

Then the Dutch settled on Pomeroon River’s enclave

Only to war ‘gainst England and crave

Settlements were established in Essequibo and Berbice in 1743

In ’63, CUFFY tried to set the captive free, to set the captive free

The British captured Demerara for fame

Then the French and Dutch tried the same game

In Demerara and Berbice the Dutch reigned supreme

Only to see Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice fall to the British scheme

In 1822 New Amsterdam became

Then the East Coast Demerara uprising

In 1835 the arrival of the Portuguese

Then 1838 the East Indians relieved

The Germans succumbed to diseases

Then came the Chinese

1966, the Independence date

And in 1960 a Republic State

Now and forever, Guyana awaits.


Poem by: James C. Richmond


Posted by jebratt :: Thursday, March 16, 2006 :: 0 comments

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