This poem happens to be a message to ALL yout in school -
and it is dedicated to all parents who know the value of life -
I call it Vanity's Fool seen ?!
Hey yout man, gwan a school.
When yu mom and dad seh fe go a school,
don't bother play no fool.
When school days are over,
and you are no blasted fool,
ain't no body gonna ride upon yu back like donkey, ass, nor mule.
Hey likkle yout I beg yu gwan a school, GU DEH !
Learn to read and write, no bother, get in no fuss nor fight.
Learn to count and spell, nobody gonna ride upon yu back like damn Jezebell.
Teet' and tongue, it mus' haffe tell...
When I was a yout in school.
I didn't waan leave and be no fool.
I wanted good wages inna office job.
Drive a flash car, ride wid me sound.
Me and me bredrins spend off nuff Pounds.
Buy all de clothes inna de latest style.
Rest wid I 'Queen' fe a likkle while.
Bu'n couple spliff wid 'Neville' and 'John'.
And when weekend come, we rave 'til de mornin done.
When me come out of school,
unemployment was de rule.
There was no good wages inna office job.
Me nu drive no car, me nu ride wid me sound.
Me and me bredrins haffe watch every Pound.
Me nu have ALL de clothes inna de latest style.
But I rest wid I 'Queen' and we reason a while.
I still bu'n couple spliff wid 'Neville' and 'John'.
And when weekend come, me and my children have some fun !
Listen me good all you yout's in school.
If you don't wanna be vanity's fool,
TURN TO YOUR TALENT, MEK IT YU GOLDEN RULE !
....If you are a yout in school, don't idle and be vanity's fool.
Dedicated to two of the most wisest women to walk this earth...
My mom: Irene Ann Samuda, she once said....
"The greatest ting is know, what yu
My step-mom:(I prefer to call her my
Dorothy "The Director" Smith, she
tells my children....
"Knowledge is power."
Diffrent words...same vibe. Jah bless dem.