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:

Susan said...

What a wonderful feeling! Happy independence day.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A wonderful celebration of independence.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Susan

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Sherry

much love...

Old Egg said...

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

gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Robin

Much love...

Anonymous said...

Greetings to you Gillena on your independence day...

rallentanda said...

Happy Independence Day , Gillena !

Sumana Roy said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Thotpurge

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rall

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

much love...

Panchali said...

Great lines, Gellina. Greetings for the Independence Day!

Diane Mayr said...

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

Jae Rose said...

The last verse particularly captured my heart in this wonderful poem

Bill said...

anthem . . .
reaching for
the high note

Blessings, Gillena

gillena cox said...

Thanks Bill

Much love...

gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Jae

Much love...

gillena cox said...

Thanks Diane

Much love...

gillena cox said...

Thank you Panchali

Much love...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gosh this is lovely :D Happy Independence Day Gillena ❤

gillena cox said...

Thanks Sanaa

Much love...

susane said...

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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!