Monthly Archives: February 2014

Poem: Licks Like Peas – by Dmitri Allicock

Licks Like Peas

Licks Like Peas

Licks like Peas

By Dmitri Allicock

Remembered days of structure and guide

Breaking rigid rules and spanking hide

The most difficult part was the wait

Licks like peas was a guarantee fate  Continue reading

Tales of the Rupununi Cattle Trail – By Dmitri Allicock

Entrance to the Rupununi Cattle Trail- circa 1920

Entrance to the Rupununi Cattle Trail- circa 1920

Tales of the Rupununi Cattle Trail

By Dmitri Allicock

Cattle, cowboys and horses, creeks, rivers, wooden bridges, swamps, rain, mosquitoes, jaguars and snakes are the ingredients for a great imaginative western movie and can be found in the stories of the movement of herds of cattle from the grasslands of Rupununi to the coastal marketplace of British Guiana, just shy of a hundred years ago.

On the hoof, cattle were driven along a cattle trail that wended its way from Annai in the Rupununi Savannahs through the dense wild of Guyana to the Yawakuri Savannah on the Berbice River, covering a distance of at least 120 miles. At the end of the journey, the cattle were exhausted and wasted. The trail was successfully completed in 1919 and the first head of cattle was driven over it in 1920.   Continue reading

Last Train Home – By Dmitri Allicock

Last train homeLast train home

Last Train Home

By Dmitri Allicock

Lonesome Locomotive sitting on the line

Eternally left, beacon of bauxite ore enshrine

Hot and sweaty world so silent and still

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A Sanctified Bridge – By Dmitri Allicock

A sanctified bridge

A Sanctified Bridge

By Dmitri Allicock

Deep within the realms of flickering reflections
Lives a bridge amidst life’s wondrous connections

A cherish palladium of the world of yesteryear

And sacred script of precious times held so dear

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