Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ode to Usain Bolt

I found this poem in the Online T&T Express and just had to share with all the Usain Bolt fans!!!

The following tribute was written by Jamaican poet Joan Andrea Hutchinson in celebration of Usain Bolt's win at the 100-metres final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China on Saturday, August 16, 2008.


Usain Bolt and Mi
Joan Andrea Hutchins

Well wah never happen in a year
happen in a day
Mi kyaan believe mi eyes
Ever since Usain Bolt win di
Olympics 100 metres
Fi mi husband start exercise
Yuh tink a lickle talk mi a talk to him
Bout how him belly a get big
Mi tired fi tell him how him a get waggaty
An start to fayva pig
Mi spend mi money sign him
up a gym
Steam vegetable gi him every day
Him suck him teet an say "Man must have guts"
And galang him merry way
But when Usain Bolt win di
Olympic 100 metre gold
An mi start fi scream
"Usain Bolt mi love yuh, mi love yuh, mi love yuh
Yuh fulfill mi wildest dream"
Mi run up an dung inna di living room like mi mad
Ah liddung pon di floor
Mi say "Usain, a long time no man no excite mi so
Mi ago love yuh more and more"
Right now mi have picture of Usain Bolt pon every wall
And one beside mi bed
One pon mi T-shirt, two inna mi purse
And a Usain Bolt inna mi head
Usain Bolt full mi up wid so much pride
Mi doan even waan fi eat
And when mi talk bout how him body look good
Mi husband say mi sound like
mi a cheat
Him mout long up and say mi have young-bway nature
An a long time mi love mawga man
When mi tell him say Usain Bolt just meck mi feel good
Him say mi a behave like more dan fan
Him bex like bullfrog di odda morning
How mi gi him di breakfast cold
Sake a mi a watch di rerun a Usain a gi dem donkey length
Fi win di 100-metre gold
Dem show di race again when
mi a cook di Satiday soup
Mi gi out "What a mawga man
can run"
Mi dis hear "it come een like say sake a dis mawga man
Mi an mi Satiday soup a get bun"
Well Usain mi dawlin, dem say who bex lose
So mi say later fi him
But one ting mi know all of a sudden him start eat healty
And find himself a gym
And between mi an yuh Usain, him proud a yuh big time
But mi dear, nuh watch no face
Yuh name write pon mi heart dat Satiday when yuh get di gold
Inna di Olympics
100-metre race

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