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Jackie Fyah carved a house of stone

Jackie Fyah carved a house of stone

To keep his dreams in.

He’d wake me early a morning

To find where the sun rose out of the sea.

Together we’d travel the forbidden zone.

He always said you need stone

To rise above Montserrat

And not be conquered down.

 

Jackie Fyah carved a home

Showed us diamonds in the stone.

Lifted us so high that we could see

What we came from

And what we could be.

Sometimes with praise

Sometimes prophecy

And no matter how high he

Took me above the ground

I never felt more safe

More at home.

 Edgar Nkosi

 

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Jackie Fyah carved a house of stone

To keep his dreams in.

He’d wake me early a morning

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To find where the sun rose out of the sea.

Together we’d travel the forbidden zone.

He always said you need stone

To rise above Montserrat

And not be conquered down.

 

Jackie Fyah carved a home

Showed us diamonds in the stone.

Lifted us so high that we could see

What we came from

And what we could be.

Sometimes with praise

Sometimes prophecy

And no matter how high he

Took me above the ground

I never felt more safe

More at home.

 Edgar Nkosi