Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tea Water Creek

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Tea Water Creek  – By Dmitri Allicock – click above to download poem and picture

Tea Water Creek

Tea Water Creek

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My Beautiful Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

My Beautiful Guyana

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Childhood Memories Of Pets

Childhood Memories Of Pets

By Dmitri Allicock

Dmitri - Pets article

1968- Left to right- Myself and brothers- Yuri, Andrei, Kenrick- Standing is Cousin Kenneth and center of photograph is a most precious puppy called “Dumpling”

Growing up in rural Upper Demerara, I had a least one pet besides me, maybe a puppy, chicken, birds, fish or some young animal that occupied the center of attention. A quick trip through any child’s bedroom will reminds you of the early years when pets dominated your real and imaginary worlds. Lots of toys relate in some manner to animals- music, storybooks, décor, clothing with imaginary critters dominates the world of childhood. Children love pets and enjoy them in any form and for good reasons, it is said.

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BOYHOOD DAYS – DAVE MARTINS  and THE TRADEWINDS

Thriller in Manilla – Oct. 1, 1975 – Ali-Frazier

Thriller in Manilla

By Dmitri Allicock

On this day in history, Oct 1 1975, Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier for the heavyweight boxing title- The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was contested for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, October 1, 1975. The contest’s name is derived from the frequent rhyming boast made by Ali that the fight would be a “Killa and a Thrilla and a Chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila”.  Continue reading

Hope for the Indigenous People of the Amazon

Hope for the Indigenous People of the Amazon

By Dmitri Allicock

Hope is a bird
With wonderful feathers
That sits on the boughs of the soul
And sings the song of living
It is ubiquitous, free of cost
The last thing ever lost…

 We must approach this fount of nature, respect and understand the purity of indigenous life and what it has to offer…

Amazonian forest girl The rich and complex natural tapestry of Amazonia’s forest life is interwoven with the indigenous peoples. Although the majority of people in the Amazon live in cities and towns, there are still many indigenous groups living in the jungle, some who have had no contact with our “outside” world and yet to be discovered.

These people rely on the forest for their way of life. It provides almost everything from food and shelter to tools and medicines, as well as playing a crucial role in people’s spiritual and cultural life.   Continue reading