Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jamaica - My Homeland


This year is a special year as Jamaica celebrates 50 years of Independence. Below is a poem that I wrote about my homeland.

Jamaica my tropical homeland
Is a place to enjoy sea, sun and sand.
A rich culture here abounds,
Come listen to the pulsating reggae sounds.

Delicious cuisine includes a national dish,
We call it ackee and saltfish.
Spices and herbs provide a sizzling flavour,
A wide range of food you will truly savour.

Blue Mountain coffee is our own,
It has become world renowned.
You will be amazed at the variety of fauna,
Same is the case with our flora.

For sure you will find a big event,
Where many hours will be enjoyably spent.
Artwork and craft items you will want to purchase,
A visit to my paradise will be a memorable experience.

28 comments:

Sandee said...

And someday I'll come for a visit Judy. What a lovely place your homeland is. Love your poem.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Sandee! I really look forward to the day when you visit Jamaica! Do enjoy the rest of your day.

Jillian Nicole said...

This is very nice and true. I know exactly what you mean especially the cuisine and being from the Caribbean everything has an extra spice.
Have a good weekend Judy.

Ai Sakura said...

Beautiful poem Judy! :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Jillian Nicole! I also wish you a good weekend.

Clairejustine said...

Beautiful place you live in,beautiful poem Judy,have a lovely weekend :)

Maria said...

that's a wonderful poem, judy! such a sweet tribute to jamaica...yay for 50 years!

you are certainly right about the delicious cuisine...i could go for some plantains right now. :)

the photo is stunning...makes me want to be lying on the beach right now.

i hope that you and your family enjoy a fabulous weekend.
thank you for always keeping the faith with steve and i. and for being a wonderful friend.
lots of love
xoxox
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine! Have a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Ai! Have a good weekend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Maria! I am glad that you have already had the opportunity to visit Jamaica and I hope you get to come again!:) As always my very best wishes to you and Steve and do have yourselves a wonderful weekend.

May said...

Hope the celebration went well.. I really love Jamaica, and guess what i have a Jamaican friend here too..
Beautiful poem and it shows you really love your country..
Wishing you a great weekend Judy!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi May,
Thank you very much! There will be a wide variety of events throughout the year with the big day being August 6. I note that you have a Jamaican friend over there! Have yourself a wonderful weekend!
Judy

Annmarie Pipa said...

beautiful poem. my husband and I went to Jamaica on our honeymoon, 29 yrs ago...I would recommend Jamaica to everyone!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Annmarie,
Thank you very much. It is wonderful news to read that you and your husband spent your honeymoon in Jamaica! Have a great weekend.
Judy

Paula J said...

What a great poem Judy! You do live in paradise :))

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Paula J! Have a good weekend.

Melissa Campeau said...

Hey there!! Cool blog!! Connecting with you from the Loving the Weekends Hop! Happy to join your blog and looking forward to your posts!
Hope you can visit me and join too!
See you around!
S.O.S. Mom
http://sosmom.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Melissa! I am also a Follower of your Blog now. Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

The Envelope Keeper said...

Aloha,
Found you on the blog hop over at LOCAL SUGAR. Now following would love a follow back.
Abbie
PS your blog is so pretty. I love the color.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks The Envelope Keeper! I will follow back.

Camille Griffiths said...

Beautiful poem!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Camille! Have a good week!

Evelyn said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem. Happy 50th to Jamaica!! Jamaica is definitely on my bucket list to visit:) Thank you for your friendship and your continued support of Freedom Fridays:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Evelyn! I am happy to see that a visit to Jamaica is on your bucket list! I am sure you will have a wonderful time here. Have a great week.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Judy,

I love Jamaica! I've been there twice :)

Dee

Annie said...

Beautiful poem! Happy 50th!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Dee! I am happy that you have visited my country twice! Come again!:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Annie! Have a wonderful week!

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