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


Leonard Dabydeen is a Guyanese-born Canadian freelance writer. He was a teacher in Guyana and holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Guyana. He is a Licensed Paralegal under the L.S.U.C., and a Commissioner of Oaths and Affidavits in Ontario. He is a poetry contributor to social media web, Facebook, and He is also a contributing writer in the Triveni, India's Literary and Cultural Quarterly. Book reviews include: Finding the Mother by Mydavolu V. Sathyanarayana, Nomadic Nights by Indira Babbellapati, Biography of an Unknown Woman by Indira Babbellapati, Echo by Indira Babbellapati, Vignettes of the Sea (Foreword) by Indira Babbellapati, M.K. Gandhi, by Ram Sahadeo, and GROANS FROM OLD BONES by Wm F.E. Morley. His WordPress blog is titled: Poems Jogging in the Mind. Author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems (2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems (2015).

Leonard Dabydeen

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In my coming days
what do you ask of me
what are your expectations
and where do I begin
as I dwell at the crossroads
of being and wanting to be
like clouds drifting
under clear blue skies
gathering thoughts
rummaging vicissitudes of life
in my silence
I have many dreams
I navigate identities
I sculpt loneliness
rooting banyan trees
I felicitate aloneness.