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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Leonard Dabydeen is a Guyanese-born Canadian and formerly a teacher, administrator and a lecturer at the Guyana Government Teachers' Training College. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Guyana, and currently a Licensed Paralegal and Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a prolific poetry contributor in social media websites, including FaceBook and His book reviews include: Finding the Mother by Mydavolu V. Sathyanarayana, Biography of an Unknown Woman by Indira Babbellapati, Echo by Indira Babbellapati, Vignettes of the Sea (Foreword) by Indira Babbellapati, and Mohandas K. Gandhi, Words, Thoughts and Deeds by Ramnarine Sahadeo. He has a WordPress blog, entitled, Poems Jogging in the Mind. He is the author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems, Xlibris Publication (2012); and Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems, Xlibris Publications (2015).

Leonard Dabydeen


This Long Walk: Syria

We only know this road
by the sole of our feet
moccasins have lost their heels
depriving us of privilege
to satiate gaited comfort
but we walk
numb in the heat
heedless of the callouses
we neither know pain
nor feel aches
all we know
as the end comes
a plethora of emotions
rides with our dreams
in this long walk.