Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mad As Hell

is this someone trying to create
a new imperialism
wanting to impose upon us
all over again, an English
or Canadian Weltanschuung

haven't we our own,
aren't we attempting to find it,
dust it off, polish it up

she is suppose to be of us
is she insider or outsider
she’s mixed up mentally

I prefer what Haitians bring to the table
to her imperial bull shit,
bull shit she’s trying to bring back

I thought we'd gotten rid
of that perspective
I thought we'd taken that flag down
governor general's daughter,
a traitor, attempting
to hoist in our midst
the flags of other nations
she's spent time in
a decade here, a decade there

she needs to decide upon nationality
pick a nation and cling to it

she needs to find the city of sense
the seat of understanding
and sit in it, shut up and knit,
plait straw, shell peas or peel potatoes

her words most certainly
do not plant seeds
do not make things grow


© Obediah Michael Smith, 2007
11:28 p.m. 24/07/07

20 Comments:

Blogger Esquire of the mountain said...

very fiered up but for what its worth, indeed the line of choosing to shut up and knit, shell peas or peel potatoes is immortal....

Thursday, July 26, 2007 9:52:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

Why do you judge me so much Obediah,
what am I bringing back that you are so ofended by...I ask because I bring myself to the table. You hate Pope or popes. I brought a drum and a song. I live in the past because I am in between worlds..please clarify. I say education, freedom of speech and respect for plualism..what is so imperfect about that. You call me a taitor but I know that our culture is now bought off by big bussiness. I am not asking you to follow just allow me to be me..why is that so a threat to you. I am allowed to exist? I'm saying respect the past as you move foreward into the future and a tree always has its roots. We have ours and I know them...do you? dvh

Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:39:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

you shittin' AMERICAN peas an grits...grow up!dvh

Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

Do Haitians bring Haiti and Africa to the table and I spin in aworld with some of my european heritage , you suggest one is better than the other? I shall let yo llead me into the promised land where shellin' peas or knotting means nothing like my tong whic obviously must be cut off becasue it disagrees with yours..dvh

Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

@esquire of the mountain...I am surprise because the one thing I encourage is shutting up..you are free to debare with me any time without fear or retribution..dawn
we need information here which is afforded in the west which we censor here...I ask you why?

Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

My journey was one I travelled on my own..I did not rely on crooked connections ( however one percieves that netword)not sp! nor did I cut corners..often neglected in the country that I love....I don't think culture should be dicatated by the IMF, the CIA or the world bank. I support Aristede over Prival ..who incidently were the people who assaulted me here in my own land for an American agenda, I suppoert Manley over Siarga(sp) and don't care how to spell that one at all and finally would support Castro but sure taht my name will begin to die in this land because of Washinton's power over our voice. We livin' in an uncle Tom time in an Uncle Tom land...I am half white I draw on that sometimes as it it spart aof a sensibiltiy...maybe you have a problem with that...i don't know?...Let the Revolution begin because this shit cannot contimue and we know we no longer can justify it...thabk you..dawn

Thursday, July 26, 2007 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

I am proud of my father,,who can stand before our Nation because he nor my English/Bahamian mother woudl not in the last 50yrs except the British honours...they are there because of the price of Democracy universal suffridge...I try not to remember those who opposed them in that struggle, those who all of a sudden find their 'blackness' popular because Bacardi sellin' it for just as what we are seeing now, once that agenda is bought and paid for so does that identity ..I have a history of which I am proud and it included many peole both black and white and all caribbean peoples..I know it, can name dates, pass it on to my children because we can't teach it in the schools without ridicule... I love the Classics as you love the Russians...what do you bring you traitor other than half truths to the table as long as you are not outted with CIA guerrila tacts...think..in the abundance of water only the fool is thirsty..The Honerable Bob Marley...dvh

Thursday, July 26, 2007 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

Oh wait a second...I said if the CIA knew that I was supportive steps that Castos Cuba supplied to the Caribbean they would smear my name in the Bahams..hmmm..that's waht you are attempting to do on your blod..hmmm...just wondering the coicidence...but I am a social Demacrat not a commy ...I just don;t think your imperialist agenda is going to last very long when the world starts waking up to big bussines...that includes the good citezen's of the USA...whom I love...or was it my art you were refering I live in both world and perhaps you don't know that these two have co-existed as long as the british...dvh

Thursday, July 26, 2007 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

PROTO IRAQUE>>LIVING IN AN OCCUPIED STATE...watch us have a CIVIL REVOLUTION TOOO>>>Hmmmm...these are the peace makers who do not make their people aware of the game beacuase gansta rap too loud...dawn..maybe they tellin you about you...dvh

Thursday, July 26, 2007 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

BRING IT BACK AND BRING IT ON!

Friday, July 27, 2007 12:01:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

post email..to Obediah Smith imforning him of my response of his diatribe...

Dear Obediah,
sorry the assualt was too stealthy and obvious..if you wish to have a debe on cultural issues and our growth of a dmocratic, pu ralistic society I am game that is what I am agetating for..in the open and in full disclosure not who can say what anyitme they want...dawn
ps....will also put this on your blog..which I'm sorry is is cyber space which no one owns however a causalty of a democratic space.....I may have to pay for it in the Bahamas as you are so big in the arts community and we do practice politcal, racial and cultural prejudices here..thanks for the free and open debate ...I love that one best of all..dawn
I wait for the reprisal...in our own free country ...perhaps death under US occupation....the story of the Caribbean, one that is not taught in our schools....

Friday, July 27, 2007 12:28:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

sorry agin for the sp mistakes...I'm a bad girl....dvh

Friday, July 27, 2007 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

INCIDENTLY..I WILL BE OPPOSING THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE BAHAMAS THE NEXT TIME THEY WANT TO HANG SOME ONE WHICH IS GOING TO BE SOON..IN KNOW THIS IS A DANGER AS THE LAST TIME ANYONE DID OPOSE IT THEY WERE EITHER RAPED OR THREATENED WITH BEING BLOWN UP...

Friday, July 27, 2007 1:02:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

Shame on you Obediah,
you are playin' a whiteman's game in a black man's town...when I told you about the political assult an inimidation by who I beleive to be Preval supporters from the Haitian community here in the Bahams..many coming from within the Catholic church as least in Canada supported the US invasion that put Preval in ...also Aristede as a matter of fact...you remained quiet, avout this Traitorous act you still are ...calculating when to throw the punch as it were...you are the triator as my father would never sell out this Nation for his personal agenda...shame on you and shame to you

Friday, July 27, 2007 1:52:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

IN CASE YOU DON'T TRUST WHAT I SAY...IT IS WHAT MY INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION I WORKED WITH HAS SURFACED THUS FAR REGARDING THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SHOOTING OUTSIDE MY HOME DURING AND LEADING UP TO THE ELECTION AND THEY ALSO REPORTED INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED...STAY TURNED GOD IS MERCIFUL....

Friday, July 27, 2007 1:58:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

Incidently, here is my resume should you insist on playing this pathetic little game....I have work and studied with many peoples around the world regarding the arts and culture...apart from the multi-cultural non status you afford me here are some...please see this not as a cultural declaration but rather meeting of peoples and minds...
Djibouti, Senegal, Central republic of Africa, South Africa, Mali, Uganda, Nigeria, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia,France, Germany, Britain, Bulgeria, First Nation's peoples, Cote Divoir, Canada, American both white and black, Indian, Sikh, Pakistani and Hindu the list can go on with my experiences..I have worked as an artist for over 20yrs and my tastes have been from the perverse to the bazzare but I am know to love both classical and folk traditions. I have met the famous and the not so famous..writers, poets, musicians and visual artists. I have two degrees in both English literature and the Visual arts as well as a Theatre deploma...The racism against people who are English or half english in the Bahamas is rife and since I have nothing but the greatest respect for that which is apart of me, I will not apolgise for that and will celebrate that which I love about it.
I say all this to you briefly as you question what i bring to the table ..it is much. I am sure you will find a way to dismiss it as that is your nature..chewing up and spitting out but please let this be on the webpage so that people will see how we operate in the Bahamas particularly the artists who instead of wanting to elevate someone..tries to destroy...dvh

Friday, July 27, 2007 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

About the flag and raising it...I think i can say with confidence that I am the only one of the three of us who proudly displays my Bahamian Flag whether outside my home or on my car. My father and his family which I am a member was there to assist the British Flag going down and the Bahamian going upward....it is a history of which I am proud...dawn

Friday, July 27, 2007 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

Just for the historical record in case you question my mother's loyalty to this Bahama land...she is the first naturalized citizen of the Bahamas the hour after the siging of the declaration of Independence...her work here speaks for itself and she gladly gave up her British passport without question for her true Nation. She has lived in the country for over 55 yrs..I know my history well and accurately... do you? you are out of order to question my loyalty or insinuate anything less on their part...dawn

Friday, July 27, 2007 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

With your kind permission I would like to publish your rant against me onto my own blog uncensored with my comments...I have already published my response but would wish to let anyone reading know my reasoning...DVH

Friday, July 27, 2007 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger dawnvictoriahanna said...

You are a vicios, hateful man who is manipulative..I often defended you to some of my ex-students...I am begining to see what they mean and who you are.
I was writing this in response to you as I was so upset by your hate especially when trying to pit me against the Haitian community who were not anything to do with these individuals I spoke about and in walks Pastor Joseph into my parents office. I have known him for along time and he is a good friend of Keith Russel. We spoke briefly and I explained what happened during this election. The thought occurred to me why am I even bothering to have any debate with a jack ass like yourself who for whateever reason sees himself above the rest of us...I realized I do not need to consider you at all particularly what you think and what you believe yourself to be. I certainly would not have tried to embarrass you over the blog as you have attempted to do to me not once but twice...you have revealed your hand and it is as ugly as your heart..please in any further communications we may or may not have, do not involve anything to do with my parents because you will never be able to touch them in stature regarding anything. DVH

Friday, July 27, 2007 6:33:00 PM  

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