The Flavours of Jamaica - by Jimal Kelly, age 13

Beaufort College, Navan, Co Meath

 

The sizzling jerk chicken

The smell of the open air.

From this hill I can see

Half way across the country.

By God I love Jamaica.

 

The fresh grapefruit dangles

From the leafy tree,

The scaly lizards

Swivel in the grass

The poisonous centipedes

In the bathtub

By God I love Jamaica.

 

The marketplace like a roofless

Shopping centre

So busy and loud

By God I love Jamaica.

 

Grandpa’s restaurant

Serving rice and peas and curry

To the locals

Unique foods

Guinips and bulla

So sweet and gingery

By God I love Jamaica.

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