There Is A Tomorrow

There Is A Tomorrow

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by Karlene Hamilton

This is telling all the children out there

There is a tomorrow so don’t destroy yuh life today

There is a tomorrow so don’t just waste yuh life away

  Though trials come your way everydayRemember yuh shouldn’t have fi go astray

You might feel no hope fi de future

Work hard and things will get better

Don’t…

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Who Is A Poet?

Who Is A Poet?

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Photo: dan/FreeDigitalPhoto.net by Karlene Hamilton

“A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music… and then people crowd about the poet and say to him:  “Sing for us soon again;” that is as much as to say, “May new sufferings torment your soul.”  – Soren…

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Despised And Rejected

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by Karlene Hamilton

Who will believe this report?

To all whom it is revealed

Will know and not just believe

Chorus:

Despised and rejected of men

Rejected of men

All we like sheep gone astray

Sheep gone astray

He had no form or comeliness that we should desire Him

A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief

He was proclaimed a…

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Love Personified

I turned to the mirror to gaze and my image

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Courtesy Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

And wallow in self pity

Because you love not only me but several others

Then why do I yearn for love,

When love is so cruel?

I sat down in front of the mirror

So that I could stare at myself and cry

But I beheld such beauty and I asked why?

Why should I cry?

And get those beautiful bright eyes

Swollen and…

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Man And The Environment

Man And The Environment

Photo: Porbital, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Porbital, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

by Karlene Hamilton

I wrote this poem about the time when concern for global warming became a global issue. It was around the time when scientists discovered the hole in the ozone layer has gotten bigger. Or I should probably say about the time I became aware of the issue. While writing this poem, I remembered the government of Jamaica decided to…

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A mother reflects as her baby becomes a toddler

A mother reflects as her baby becomes a toddler

I am officially a toddler! Image: Grant Cochrane, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image: Grant Cochrane, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

by Karlene Hamilton

Baby J is now 18 months old and according to programs he participates in, he is now officially a toddler. The time went by so fast. I am no longer the mother of an infant but a toddler. Is that really right? Infanthood has ended? Yesterday I reminded my mom that the infant department at my childhood school went up to six…

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Man And The EnvironmentPhoto: Porbital, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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Man And The Environment

Photo: Porbital, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

by Karlene Hamilton

I wrote this poem about the…

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A mother reflects as her baby becomes a toddlerImage: Grant Cochrane, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

by Karlene Hamilton
Baby J is now 18…View Post

A mother reflects as her baby becomes a toddler

Image: Grant Cochrane, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

by Karlene Hamilton

Baby J is now 18…

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Infographic: Extending Emergency Unemployment InsuranceThe White House released this infographic today stating, “Unemployment insurance is a vital…View Post

Infographic: Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance

The White House released this infographic today stating, “Unemployment insurance is a vital…

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Baby’s Favorite Pastime

Baby J enjoying one of his favorite pastimes.
It’s been somewhat difficult to get on the…


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Baby’s Favorite Pastime

Baby J enjoying one of his favorite pastimes.

It’s been somewhat difficult to get on the…

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Karlene Hamilton is a writer whose work encompasses journalism, media relations, short stories, and poetry. She has recorded, performed and published some of her poems, as well as conducted poetry and writing workshops. She lives in New York and is the blessed mom of a high spirited bundle of joy.
www.karlenehamilton.com Twitter: @karhamilton
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