Listen to the rhythm of modern Jamaica as you read the dynamic poetry in The Heart and Soul of Jamaica.Sway with the beat of words in this compilation of poetry, telling the stories of people who make up Jamaican society. There are poems about wealth, poverty, sickness and health, dreams, and religion. Stories are woven about family life, the workplace, envy and jealousy, and the playfulness of children. All combine to make up the rhythm of Jamaican life.The poem "Shattered Dreams" describes teenage pregnancy and the resulting shelving of ambitious plans. "Take Control" chides a young man for not taking advantage of current opportunities, while he instead thinks of the past."The Rastaman" tells of one of the most controversial groups in society. Many are well educated and they use music and lyrics to tell their stories about what is happening around them.No story about Jamaica would be complete without reference to its natural beauty and the hospitality of its people. Listen carefully to The Heart and Soul of Jamaica.The grandmother of four, mebsPicasso of Kingston is a retired registered nurse/midwife who has spent most of her life in Jamaica. She has lived and studied nursing in the United Kingdom and lived briefly in the United States.