To Petrie from all of us; them and those you loved the most.”

Sunrise:  September 8 1958

Sunset:  21 August 2010 



© Norman Samuda-Smith 2010

I prayed for you before we met,
not knowing who you would be.
I asked the Lord to send a friend,
one chosen just for me.

I asked that you would be Godly,
with the wisdom of His ways.
A friend to help and guide me,
in the troubles of these days.

So often in life, we need someone,
to listen while we talk.
Someone who will not condemn or judge,
but encourage us as we walk.

The narrow roads we choose to follow
may sometimes make us stumble.
But to have a friend to catch our fall,
teaches us to be humble.

When I asked the Lord to send a friend,
though many came and went.
He gave much more than I ever asked,
for you are the friend He sent.

“Rest now my brother man.”


Petrie’s musical Coa-Coa Basket

Click the links below

African Land – Carol Kalphat/Clint Eastwood; Back A Yard – The In Crowd; Balistic Affair – Leroy Smart; Be Thankful – Donovan Careless; Beautiful Rainbow – Leroy Smart; Children of the Ghetto – Senya; Gypsy Woman – Milton Henry; Jah Jah A Come – Everton Dacres; Jerusalem – Devon Irons; Jerusalem Dub; Just Like A River – Mighty Diamonds & Ranking Joe; Mango Walk – The In Crowd; Problems- Horace Andy; Samba Patti – Willie Lindo; Too Late To Turn Back Now – Alton Ellis/Augustus Pablo; We Play Reggae – The In Crowd; When Jah Come – Devon Irons; Country Living – Mighty Diamonds.

Til next month – Everyting Bless


*All rights reserved.  No part of these poems may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission of the writer Norman Samuda-Smith.*


One Response to “THE FEATURED POEM”

  1. Angel Christine Says:

    I love you daddy thank you for your poem. I will always love you Petrie. And we will cherish the memories and years we shared together.

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