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GUYANA: THE HEART OF IT ALL 24 poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video



24 poems  – By Dmitri Allicock


 A PLACE OF THE HEART – (Yours Truly)
There is a place where pain and suffering are extinguished

by comfort and happiness. A place twice blessed, and

both receivers and givers are endowed by the same. A

place of honor where caring and healing are bonded with

love- a place called the Human Heart.

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The Street Vendor of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock-

Street vendor - Georgetown 1934

Street vendor – Georgetown 1934

The Street Vendor of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

“The “Peanut man” grew his own peanuts downriver from Linden and carried his roasted peanuts in large burlap bags which were quickly sold out. Great conversation and enjoyable peanuts in a paper bag of lasting memories.”

Maze of crowded passageways between crude stalls, hawkers standing in the streets, goods laid out on the sidewalk, is a common sight of downtown Georgetown that extends all over the country. Here Guyanese Creole in all its uninhibited fluency is tossed back and forth between seller and potential customers as all prices are negotiable. Any item that can be carried in a bag is on sale here in the pure spirit entrepreneurship.    Continue reading