Check out the featured poem “Reggae Beat” by Suzalee Blair.

Reggae Beat

In the mind of a Rasta man,
There is always the sound of a Reggae Beat,
Beating out the pain and bondage they meet.
In the mind of a Rasta man is a Reggae Beat.

In the mind of a bald head,
There is the sound of a Reggae Beat,
Beating out the pain and suffering they meet.
In the mind of a bald head is a Reggae Beat.


Suzlaee Karoal Blair was born in the parish of Manchester on the 7th day of July, 1982, but lived in St. Elizabeth for almost twenty years. She enjoys reading, writing, reciting, playing football and lawn tennis.

At present, Suzalee is a 3rd year Education student at Northern Caribbean University, pursuing a Bachelors of Science Degree in Secondary Teacher Education, with emphasis in Social Studies and Computer Science.

Suzalee have been writing poems from the age of 13 and today she has a collection of over 50 poems – original. She was awarded Poet of Merit Award at the 2002 International Society of Poets Convention in Hollywood, California.

Suzalee was also a contestant in the Miss St. Elizabeth Festival Queen Competition for 2003, in which she came up in the top 5 out of 15 young ladies.

Suzalee’s motto is “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Her philosophy in life is “Climb every mountain, run through every valley, until you’ve found your heart’s desire, but remember the track, you may need it in the future.”

About the author