"Market Woman"

Big basket full of produce,

with cloth swaddled on her head,

In Jamaica a market woman is someone to dread,

She will cuss yu out,

If yu get on her nerves or toy with her bread,

Market women have evolved since the old days,

Making regular trips to the market is their modern way,

Today, being called a market woman is a good thing,

It means your family is taken care of with foods that are


So, go ahead,

Yell market woman all you want!

A market woman is a good person to know,

Because hunger will never taunt.

About the author

Margaret J.Bailey