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Jamaica Poem on My Caribbean Vacation

A creative writer at heart, Janis was first published at age 11. Most of her poems express core issues of love, loss, trauma, and healing.

Jamaica Vacation Marked By Iconic Sunset

The sunset is amazing on the beach at "Jackie's on the Reef" spa resort in Negril, Jamaica.

The sunset is amazing on the beach at "Jackie's on the Reef" spa resort in Negril, Jamaica.

"My Jamaica"


Return to Jamaica

The native land of family

And generations before me,

I come as a native "Jahmerican"

Looking for my place in time,

On an island far away yet right at home.


As I meditate by the ocean,

The presence of my ancestors rise

And touch me on my back.

I feel the overwhelming connection,

Rooted in the 'souls' of my feet,

Grounding me in spirit to my people.


The richness of the colorful land

Filled my eyes with pleasure.

Bold and beautiful yellows and reds,

Found in exotic plants and foods,

Warm hues of brown skins of my people,

Glisten in the hot sun.


The spirit of the ocean moves the waters,

A blue-green shade unmatched by Crayola

Pierced my eyes with wonderment,

As I stared at the sea in awe.

The splashing current on the sands

Creates a paradise only found in my Jamaica.


JLE2007

Bob Marley's "One Love" Theme Song of Jamaica

© 2012 Janis Leslie Evans

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