africa, art, blessing, feelings, how i feel, humanity, patriotic,
by Besma Riabi Dziri |
To my terra of roots
my allegiance I vow
I wallow in your fruits
and to your flag I bow.
Dream not till wake of dawn
beaming sun light I wait
burst of glee of no bourn
the feels of the soul, sate.
Awe chills into my spine
as your Hymn in pride sung
for Home in peace I pine
and love never be swung.
How could my pen, you turn
in a fine rhyming word
as my quill longs to learn
inking with grace and verve.
by Solomon Ochwo-Oburu |
africa, inspirational, patriotic,
I feel African in every vein
the arteries pulsate with love
this continent is so dear to me
I feel African in every breath
the challenges the world paints
I see not but beautiful Africa
All Africans here and far away
join me to hold Africa together
no piece should go to the winds
The unity of the land of Africa
the resources of the land of Africa
are gifts no humans brought here
Patriots of Africa come hold hands
this land you owe loving service
dust off yourselves to build Africa
Old Africa where is your wisdom?
come out of your boxes and unite
the world is vibrant, lets wake up
I feel African in every vein
Africa my sweet-heart duty calls
by Robert Allen |
Encased in inch-thick glass, Assange displayed;
The plaque upon his cage reads "DISSIDENT;"
The withered man in court is laid;
Imprisoned corpse announcing precedent.
To those "who hold these truths self-evident,"
Behold the Press awaiting punishment;
To be delivered to your government,
The Law so torn in wreckless brandishment.
Abuse! And ursurpation! Tyrant! Swine!
One Nation under God? Or under You?
Your boot does stamp upon that dream of mine
Believing "We the People" to be true.
Reclaim Your soul! For God's sake free this man!
Redeem the meaning of American.
by John Hardison |
america, god, patriotic, spiritual,
In this land there is a mighty voice that can
sing a mighty song.
Often it is a song of I don’t belong and all sort
of other things that are wrong.
This mighty voice can herald itself in the
grateful praise of being strong.
All while asking what else is to be spawn in a
struggle to do no wrong.
Should it be we shall live in all eternal
knowing wrong being strong.
It is God’s place to be so strong and
to know all wrong.
So it is in praise to him we should knell as we
spawn our grateful song.
There is one more thing in his Love
We all belong.
by Sunlite Wanter |
appreciation, childhood, nostalgia, patriotic,
To the Sand Dunes
With the moon as competition,
A sack full of sky rockets,
We kids will bring fruition.
Firecrackers and dirt devils,
Sparklers and flares,
Sand in our shoes,
Sand in our hair.
Swinging a sky rocket,
We just felt grown up,
And if we got the colored kind,
We’d squeal and jump and jump.
Didn’t know much about
Independence and freedom then,
Just what we learned in school
And flags flying in the wind.
On the rolling sand dunes
In another far away land,
Our loved ones shot real fireworks,
Where there was no marching band.
I love them for it forever
And I always will,
But my 4th of July memories
Are on the tops of those sandy hills.
by Jack Gibson |
12th grade, patriotic,
Make America Great Again.
How could this be offensive?
If you express your love for their country,
People start to get defensive.
But if people let their patriotism run free,
We will continue to be free men.
by Alfonce Choi |
We are one nation, one blood,
In times of sorrow, we calm each other,
In moments of horror, we cluddle together,
When we slip on the way, we hold each other,
When terror strikes, we defend together,
We are one nation, one blood.
We shed it for each other.
(Dedicated to my beloved Kenya in memory of Westgate attack. In times of difficult we have proved our unit and boundaryless love - God bless Kenya)
by Cathy Ncube |
dedication, family, fantasy, inspirational, people, political, satire, uplifting, visionary,
glee, for love of their country,
emptied their accounts,
piggy banks and all, to help
pay their nation's debt
by LINDA JACKSON |
rising blood red sun -
spatters mount Fuji as
whalers fly flag
I wrote this poem to try to write what a country's flag might
represent to an individual. I love whales and dolphins so this
is what it represents to me.
by Courtney Courtney |
beauty, character, death, death of a friend, depression, desire, faith, family, farewell, fear, god, goodbye, grave, happy, heaven, holiday, home, house, husband, image, inspiration, inspirational, leaving, loneliness, lonely, longing, lost love, love, marriage, men, miss you, missing, missing you, pain, passion, patriotic, prayer,
Open your eyes to the ever turning skies
I want to here with me through the night
My heart yearns into your soul
Burning as if newly lit coal
I bravely submerg the embers
That the time I have can be spent with you
And I remember each kiss every moment
I was caught in your love that for just this day I remember
So what happened was a chance for your love
A time that I kept in a locket tied with a kiss
I wanted you to feel, to love, to slumber
And to awake in my arms with that times kept bliss
I lay silient in an umber
by Tasmina Hayat Khan |
appreciation, bangla, passion, patriotic,
Bangladesh my Homeland,
Bangladesh my Dreamland,
Bangladesh I love you,
Bangladesh, I live for you.
The green flag out of the red ball,
Plays the flute on golden grains tall.
The motion of charming water lily,
Reminds all Tigers to snatch back lost glory.
Oh my Homeland, Oh my Mother!
Hence you’re rewarded with plenty of rivers,
The Hilsha and its silvery shine
Makes the magpie lovely dance in rain.
Our fishermen and their vessels,
Make the motherland ample
And secure thy royal castle.
Each tissue of thy Jack-fruit,
Can meet up hunger and play flute
We love you, we love our Bangla
Pretty Mom, you’re softy-sweetie Bangla!
by poesy relish |
family, home, nostalgia, patriotic,
The cozy bed, the alarm, a fight to be first in choice
The honk, the rush and late for breakfast, moms voice
An abode brimming with love, happiness, dreams
A place of daily tiffs and of silly screams
home is where love exist, where family gleams
The familiar nature green and blooming
a surrounding, strangers yet loving
it is a prodigous family bound by the oneness
Treading together no matter how streanous
home is where my heart dwell, my country indegenous
© Nadiya (26 Jan '15)
*Placed 6th in the contest 'home sweet home' on 20th May 2015 by Skat A.
by Karen Ruff |
courage, freedom, future, god, patriotic,
We Will Not Comply
I never thought I’d live to see the day
When children would be taught that God is dead,
The flag we love, someone would take away,
Or leaders in corruption share a bed.
It matters not to me who ridicules;
I am American, I will rebel.
I’ll keep my God, my guns, my right to use
Free speech the truth to tell.
We never thought to live in tyranny—
Just to stand for truth could mean your life;
We need to recognize we are not free—
We will not save our country without strife.
Will we rise and claim our liberty
Or take the lies and bow to slavery?
by Abdulhafeez Oyewole |
courage, dad, devotion, grandfather, love, patriotic, spiritual,
#What we want#
What we want is worth
Let love live,
Peace perfect praise...
...Let long lasting law
rule round reign.
by Rico Leffanta |
corruption, culture, health, leadership, patriotic, political, women,
Attention all voters
Who love a great scam
The Republican Party
Now welcomes flimflam
Fell apart at the seams
Through an absence of facts
And a surplus of dreams
Takes a decade or two
To discover what's missing
Is an average IQ
(Most expensive on earth)
Will not save your life
But destroy your net worth
So enlist in a Party
Where the money rolls in
And believe those in Congress
Can spend it like sin
No pilgrim had healthcare
Play the cards that you've got
For, "I am the President,
and you are naught!
by rachel blake |
absence, desire, devotion, dream, emotions, feelings, first love, for him, home, how i feel, husband, i love you, loneliness, lonely, longing, love, me, miss you, missing you, morning, patriotic, poems, poetry, relationship, romance, sad love, together, travel,
You're 3000 mile away
its 6 am
I'm in my own bed
my phone rings
but your voice could wake me from a coma
you're 3000 miles away
and its only 3am
by Rajat Kumar |
Innumerous ways to unite.
A spirit which dignifies
Above all highs,
Lies an INDIAN inside.
by Jan Terry |
america, dedication, freedom, patriotic,
For my country, right or wrong.
Respect her flag and sing her song.
Earn my right to breathe free air.
Evoke God's blessing with earnest prayer.
Defend the weak against evil force.
Open a path to honorable recourse.
Made a pledge and this I swore:
Serve her well in peace and war.
Call on brothers to join our cause.
Assist each other without pause.
Love my country and give my all.
Lay down my life at freedom's call.
July 18, 2015
by dennis curry |
home, inspirational, journey, nature, nostalgia, passion, patriotic, travel, beauty, beauty, england,
The rolling hills so green and tender
Mountains on high i will always remember
Colours of the seasons so fresh in my mind
All of the beauty so easy to find
This is England,the country i live
The country i would die for,the country i love
The fields the forest the mountain stream
The hills the dales the lakes agleam
Scent of summer so strong on the breeze
My land of beauty thats so hard to leave
This is England the country i adore
Home of truth,faith,hope much more
And if the time comes then leave it i shall
To a foreign country an unknown land
Where the thoughts of England will always remain
In Gods own country ,Gods domain
by Carol Davis |
Look close at Old Glory
Pick up one of the stars…
Names, faces engraved under each one
Of those who protected our stars and bars
Supporting our freedom-- never easily won.
Ghostly faces of men
Fighting, suffering, dying for our land
Each hero holding onto the flag
Traumatized, wounded but making their stand
Look---special stars for those who lost their dog tags.
Americans supporting their causes
Promising our banner will never fall
Stand up citizens, cover hearts, pause
Proudly look at the flag, and then stand tall
Tattered maybe, but to us--
Old Glory's the same...not old at all.
by Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser |
analogy, beach, beautiful, beauty, passion, patriotic, places,
Fall in love with the Philippines...
Pearl of the orient seas..
Known with its lustrous green forests..
Famous of it's soft to white beaches..
Fall in love with the Philippines..
Hospitable and respectable persons..
Lots olf activities to choose from..
Mountain climbing, camping, diving, surfing..
Choose, try and actively explore...
Fall in love with the Philippines..
Seemingly poor yet so rich in history..
All around you will see white to bronze colored Pinoys..
Nurtured by values and of traditions...
Fall in love with the Philippines..
by T Wignesan |
destiny, leadership, patriotic, rights, vanity, violence, war,
Limericks crochetés: Once a cardsharp comic called Don Dump
Once a cardsharp comic called Don Dump
Made father’s money jump during slump
Dreamed of ruling this earth
Joined campaign (in) stand-up mirth
Made people laugh without using trump.
He played to the gallery hirsute
Soon his jokes turned sauerkraut through soot
Before long they cried : Heil !
Jackboots clicked, people wail
In goose-step, give : Sieg ! Heil ! salute.
Moral : « Listen not to funny man Dump !
Migrants all know how to scale wall jump.
Ten million there love US
Minus some (who) think like louse !
Live not solipsistic world on rump ! »
© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2016
by Dan Keir |
adventure, courage, devotion, dream, education, faith, farewell, freedom, happy, holiday, home, hope, imagination, inspirational, introspection, journey, life, lonely, love, miracle, natural disasters, nature, ocean, on work and working, on writing and words, passion, patriotic, peace, philosophy, places, recovery from..., space, spiritual, stress, success, travel, write,
What is it to see the soil of home again?
A welcome, snow-struck and a return
To cold; sharp white contrasts sunburn.
We converse in broken tongues to men
We know, hooked on holiday language
Comprised of wandering hand signs.
Collect the car and pay parking fines,
Drive through towns and over a bridge
Until we reach the Western gateway.
Oh when will we arrive at our house?
No camels there, only field mouse
Which are eaten by our cat anyway.
The plane flies for an age, slyly yawning
Through the stretching, pealing sky,
A knife through air; what it is to fly.
Our travels over; a new day is dawning.
by Manmath Dalei |
I need a magic needle
Abundant love with my heart,
Dignity with my society,
And a package of peace
With my country as a whole!
This is my goal.
I need a magic soap
Rage from my soul,
Passion from my society,
And ferocity of violence
from my country as a whole!
This is my goal.
I need a magic brush
Vicious glimpses of terrorism,
Enormity of corruption,
Darkness of dirty politics,
And the eye of poverty
for my country as a whole!
This is my goal.
By, Manmath Kumar Dalei/Odisha/India
by Gerald Dillenbeck |
culture, earth, gender, health, humor, integrity, love,
Fascism has grown cancerous maturity
to pathologically enforce
what mere nationalistic military-industrialized supremacy
would patriotically endorse.
Supremacists of race or gender
or metaphysical systems of personal as political investment,
mistake allegiance to icons and idols and pledges
of national privilege
for personal passion and investment in gratitudes of love
for EarthTribe's WinWin Lands with blessing waters,
of Organic Health Co-Governing Procedures.
Against fascist growing cancers
what EarthTribe optimal regenerators
are more matriotically embracing.