Who Frighten?

by Maggie Harris

What dat noise?
What noise?
You dint hear dat?
Hear what?

What dat smell?
What smell?
You dint smell dat?
Smell what?
Aaaee! Who touch me?
Mena touch you!
You dint touch me?
I an touch you!

You see dat?
See whattt?!
You dint see dat?!
No man! What you frighten so?

Who frighten?
You frighten!
I frighten? I look like I frighten? Not me, man. Cheups.

About the Author

Maggie Harris, born in Guyana, has published five collections of poetry, a memoir, short stories, and recorded 2 CDs of performance poetry including Anansi meets Miss Muffet, for children. Her first collection, Limbolands, won the Guyana Prize for Literature, and her latest collection is After a Visit to a Botanical Garden (Cane Arrow Press) More of her work can be viewed at

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Anansesem is an online magazine of Caribbean children's and young adult literature by adults and children. We strive to bring you the best in news, reviews and creative content from the world of Caribbean children's publishing.
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