Unpopular Opinions
Published in

Unpopular Opinions

No Apologies

Not a one — My unpopular opinion

the image is that of a fishing bay in a typical Caribbean island; there are small artisinal boats in the water and on shore and beside them are bigger boats; in the foreground in s fisherman’s shack restaurant and bar.
Fishinging* at Newtown Bay, St. Kitts — Image by Author ©

At odd times I wonder if my writing’s too foreign,
so you cannot even relate, since I always use strange phrases
and speak of experiences that make no sense, even with your deep imagination.
When I speak of growing up on a 2x4 island,
in the Caribbean.
And you ask so you know everyone?

My garden and the names of strange foods — dasheen, callaloo, bush tea,
You must thank the google daily.

I remember an editor once told me to find a picture,
since people would not know what mongeese were;
not even this spell checker recognise the word,
and so, so many life’s stories go unheard;

When the ones like us get the chance to share, we become unidentifiable.

I want people to ask me where are you from?
to which section of the human race I belong;
I want to stand out and be free, representing the real me
and if you don’t get it, well s’long.

© I. Trudie Palmer
One Love

*Yes, it is fishinging!

Big up! Melanie J., editor of Unpopular Opinions



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ilis Trudie Palmer

Ilis Trudie Palmer


Energy, Creativity, Spirituality, the Great E.S.C; One dose of upfulness in each story or poem or song lyric. https://esotericgardenskn.com