Friday, March 19, 2021

World Poetry Day 2021

 Message by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Hon. Iram Lewis

For World Poetry Day

The Bahamas has been blessed
by peoples of the world’s best
It is the islands of the multi-cultured
and the people are warm and historic

These lines were lifted from a poem, masterfully penned by Dennis Dames entitled “The Bahamas is my Home.” It highlights the rich legacy of cultural gifting, inclusive of poetic expression that is embedded in the Bahamian experience.
In UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999, a decision was made to proclaim the 21st March as World Poetry Day. In celebrating World Poetry Day, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.
According to Audrey Azoulay, the Director General of UNESCO, “Arranged in words, coloured with images, struck with the right meter, the power of poetry has no match. This is the power to bring us together, to unite us around the same emotions, to allow us to escape even in lockdown – the value of poetry has never been more evident than during the past year.”
She continues by stating, “Poetry has the power to remind us of the beauty that surrounds us and of the resilience of the human spirit.”
The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture join hands with the global community in recognizing March 21st, 2021 as World Poetry Day. We encourage Bahamians young and old to release poetic expressions that can uplift and enrich the lives of people everywhere.
March 17, 2021
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Island Treasure Poems List

Island Poet Web Directory Bahamas

Island Treasure Poetry Domain with Thoughts of Peace, Love, Joy and All in Mind to be Shared





Island Poetry List Bahamas




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Enjoy Bahamian Poetry



Tuesday, April 16, 2013


AIDS is here
AIDS is there
AIDS is everywhere!

Ignorance increases the spread
as HIV shows its dreadful head
Infidelity is a cause
as HIV spreads its deadly paws

Condoms continue to leak
as HIV shows no peak
Education is the key
Promiscuity shouldn't be

AIDS don't play…
take heed if you may

Dennis Arthur Dames
Nassau, The Bahamas

Happy Birthday

Blessed juncture…
Living to tell
Another birthday to enjoy yourself…
In thanksgiving and gratitude
Breathing fortune…
Cake and candles
Make a desire…
Then blow away the flames
One year added…
Getting older
Tomorrow’s anonymous…
Value your day
First piece of cake…
The potential candidates wait
Hope it’s not a difficult call…
Do it and move to the second!
Your anniversary… your day
Personal reflections…
Girded for the challenges
Maturing in body and soul…
As the B-days celebrated go
Happy Birthday to you…
With lots of love too
Dennis A. Dames
Nassau, The Bahamas

Happy again

The smile is lost…
the face is frost
Wondering if things would be right again
because sorrow dominates without end
Good spirits appear defeated…
while gloomy clouds sit unrestricted
Happiness bereaved
…joyless weaves
Longing to be freed
…wanting a good laugh
Being what I enjoy…
belonging to what I desire

Life is not always in one piece…
I prefer to be happy again and again
Circumstances however, are not always a friend
whenever the opportunity presents…
Surely, I shall be happy again
Copyright ©2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
Dennis Arthur Dames
Nassau, The Bahamas

George Bush #43 - President, USA

George Bush is taking it in strides
he is the president in disguise
George Bush brings a breath of fresh air
the world appears to be in good care

He is the commander in chief
surrounded by competent briefs
Thanks to the old man George
his son is in charge of the forge!

Copyright ©2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
Dennis Arthur Dames
Nassau, The Bahamas

Friendly Skies

Moving peacefully across the sky…
Engine sounds follow
Friendly sky sits still above
No missile firing…
No targets to hit

Friendly skies welcome all
Hostile skies, a fireball
Here we live peacefully
and here, we accept thankfully

No wars raging
No enemies staging
Friendly skies are a way of life…
providing a living for many

Above, it stands a place of peace
God must reside somewhere there
…the passage of prosperity too!
Protected by a Christian army
…all for me and you

Dennis Arthur Dames
Nassau, The Bahamas