Need help understanding this poem

October 22, 2008 10:31pm CST
I have an essay due tommorow on this poem called Laventille by Derek Walcott and I don't understand it what so ever :(. I was wondering if someone on here might be able to help me. The link to the poem is: Tell what you guys think it's about. Any help would be greatly appreciated :D
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@Ford38 (41)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I don't know for sure, but it seems to be about a person left to care for his/her godson after the child's parents were killed in a car accident.