Caribbean Unity & Upliftment (Spoken Word)

Caribbean Unity & Upliftment (Spoken Word)

We’re here, capable, united

No fear, unshakable, undivided

A new year, unbreakable, inspired

This ain’t no love story, but love is necessary

To fill the hearts, that were once empty

Love abound, plenty plenty,

Once Lost now we’re found, all yuh ready?

They said we couldn’t hold our own but we held it down

They said we couldn’t get it right but we showed them how

They said we wouldn’t win the fight, but we took the crown

They said we’d never see the light but we shining now

The time is now, beloved family and friends, homies, baunaz, patnaz and bredrins,

This is a new era, we need a new attitude

No more bad mind, screw face, kissing teeth or playing the fool

I’m taking it back to the old school, I mean way way back

Before the genocide of Caribs and Arawaks,

Before sugar cane plantations of exploitation, indentured immigrants and black emancipation

Before the ships that carried our forefathers to predetermined destinations

We came from many diverse tribes and nations,

People of chivalry, community and education,

Religion, mathematics, science and self-determination,

Forget the small talk we gotta change the conversation,

With mutual love, respect and co-operation

Collaboration for intentional community, Caribbean unity,

social activism, academic opportunities,

family strategy, moral continuity, emotional mastery and communal ingenuity

really and truly, big up to all the mothers that held it down

and all the fathers who stuck around, still alive or underground

who didn’t get proper recognition, sacrificed so much for their children

Let us come together even though we are different…energetic souls in life!

Because We’re here, capable, united

No fear, unshakable, undivided

A new year, unbreakable, inspired

This ain’t no love story, but love is necessary

To fill the hearts, that were empty

Love abound, plenty plenty,

Once Lost now we’re found, all yuh ready?

Written by Daron Laban of Scarberian Boxing Club ©2016