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Honourable Venerable Howell
by Ras Pada Ition

Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Hail the High Honourable Venerable Leonard Percival Howell

The truth of Haile Sellassie a him first tell

Gongunguru Maragh is Rasta’s first Emanuel

That’s why dem send him to asylum and prison cell

 Honourable Venerable Howell©


By RasPadaItion®


 


Refrain


 


Hail the High Honourable Venerable Leonard Percival Howell


The truth of Haile Sellassie a him first tell


Gongunguru Maragh is Rasta’s first Emanuel


That’s why dem send him to asylum and prison cell


 


Verse 1


 


It was July 16 1898 that he came on the land


At Redlands near Crooked River in Clarendon


He was among the first to start hail the Conquering Lion


Within three year after the coronation


He Hinds and Hibbert were the founders of Rastafari Nation


Howell started his mission in Kingston the capital of the island


St Thomas was his nest destination


This was he got his first big congregation.


 


Verse 2


 


Howell was the main target for Babylon persecution


In 1934 Howell and Hinds were charge with sedition


For this they gave him two years if incarceration


In 1936 they send him to Bellevue like a mad man  


He was chased out of St. Thomas by pastors the people and the politician


He went to St Catherine before 1941


There at Pinnacle he bought over 500 acres of land


Here was were the first set of Rastas lived as one


Over 4500 children woman and man


Here everything was under cultivation


There was a bakery, shoe a whitewash production


Self Reliance is the key for the African nation


 


Verse 3


 


He was reviled and persecuted for Rastafari name


Dem try every thing fi bring him sorrow and shame                    


Dutty Rasta a shame di society that was their claim                                  


Dem send him a jail and mad house but di lion cyaa tame


Howell knew the power of Haile Sellassie I name


Bob use di name and get acclaim wid world wide fame


But now a Rastafari is the one spreading Jamaican name


Rastafari is the one bringing Jamaica fame


A Rastafari teach the nation the survival game


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Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 5/8/2007
You really capture the spirit of a dedicated man.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/8/2007
Very interesting write,Hugsssssss
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