Black Poetry : What Patriotism Means to Me

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  1. ewopper

    ewopper Active Member MEMBER

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    What Patriotism Means to me

    Patriotism means to me
    A runaway slave dying in a country who wasn’t free
    It means union soldiers who fought valiantly
    Though black of skin to preserve unity

    It means red skin people who died
    Helping pilgrims in a new world to survive
    It means white people who marched side by side
    With blacks in the south against racial divide

    It means men of colors of diversity
    Fighting together in foxholes for a country’s liberty
    It means women and men who did not fight in a war
    But did their part to support what our troops fought for

    Patriotism means finding and stamping out bigotry
    So that people of all colors can walk in dignity
    In the home of the brave and the land of the free
    Where men and women of all colors died for our liberty

    Patriotism is working understaffed and underpaid
    Watching corporations trampling over your rights, seeing them waylaid
    As they sing you the song that globalization
    Is what’s best for everyone in our nation

    When you see things going down the economic drain
    Yet you continue on believing your efforts aren’t in vain
    As you continue believing we are a land of freedom through diversity
    That’s what patriotism means to me

    H. Wilson
     
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    Greetings and Welcome Ewopper!:wave:

    Thank you for the many pieces you've added
    to the forum!

    However, something tells me i would
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    Please review the poetry forum rules.

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11896

    Again, Welcome To Destee's!:couple:

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    welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome to the house of peace and respect
    welcome as love is given do give love in return

    very nice piece of art poet again welcome within
     
  4. Lataisha Nicole

    Lataisha Nicole Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There's no argument that America is a wonderful place to live. I think people often times get people confused with places;however the truth is, blessings become beautiful, when the beauty of the blessing is acknowledged.
    Thank you, this is a great piece.
     
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