Wednesday, August 31, 2016

1949


fifty four years -
words of our anthem
echo sweeter


rhythms of steel pan
colours of the masquerade -
we conquer ourselves

nation building
the songs of birds and flowers -
voices of children
© gillena cox 2016


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Happy Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago



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24 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

What a wonderful feeling! Happy independence day.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

A wonderful celebration of independence.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Susan

much love...

5:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Sherry

much love...

5:45 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

Nothing is quite like national pride in one's country especially when it has been good for you.

8:08 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Robin

Much love...

9:00 PM  
OpenID thotpurge said...

Greetings to you Gillena on your independence day...

9:04 PM  
Blogger rallentanda said...

Happy Independence Day , Gillena !

9:41 PM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

future does speak through the voices of children...Happy Independence Day, Gillena....

10:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Thotpurge

much love...

12:44 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rall

much love...

12:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

much love...

12:46 AM  
Blogger Panchali said...

Great lines, Gellina. Greetings for the Independence Day!

2:23 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

Sorry I missed it yesterday. I hope your day was rewarding.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

The last verse particularly captured my heart in this wonderful poem

2:49 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

anthem . . .
reaching for
the high note

Blessings, Gillena

3:46 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks Bill

Much love...

1:06 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Jae

Much love...

1:07 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks Diane

Much love...

1:07 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you Panchali

Much love...

1:08 AM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gosh this is lovely :D Happy Independence Day Gillena ❤

1:57 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks Sanaa

Much love...

9:52 AM  
Blogger susane said...

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7:51 AM  
Blogger Nicholas V said...

What a wonderful place the world would be if every country conquered itself and gifted itself to its citizens!
Happy Independence Day, Gillena!
Well-penned!

2:49 AM  

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