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Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar (photo: Brookhaven National Laboratory)
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Boxelder Bug (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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Hens sunbathing at the sanctuary shortly after escaping an egg factory
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Bounce you eena outa space
Hope you fine a restin place.
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Over continent an state.
But de heap a boderation
In a fe we lickle nation
From de start a yuh duration
Meck we frighten an frustrate.
A no tief meck yuh departed
A no lie meck yuh departed
But a Fearful meck we Careful
How we let yuh tru we gate.
Fearful bout de big confusion
Bout de final constitution
An Jamaica contribution
All we spirit aggrivate.
An we memba self-protection
All we ears of preparation!
Quashie start to contemplate!
Beg yuh pardon Federation
Fe de sudden separation
If we sufferin’ survive
We acquaintance might revive.
Dear Departed Federation
Beg you beg dem tarra nation
Who done quarrel and unite
Pray fe po West Indies plight.
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