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A Child of Two Nations

September 1, 2008
By Samaiya SILVER, Medellin, Other
Samaiya SILVER, Medellin, Other
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I was born of two countries
Two nations

I belong to both
Both belong to me
They are a part of me

I love my countries

One is the power of the world
It is the Great Land of freedom
It is the strength of the present age

The other is small
Looked down upon
But it is noble

It is mine
And I love it
It hurts me when others scorn

Because I love my countries

Others look at me in disdain
But I am not half-bred, as they say
I am born of two countries, and I love them

I am a part of them
They are a part of me
For I am a child of two nations

The author's comments:
Poem written at age 13

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Beila BRONZE said...
on Feb. 19 2015 at 5:11 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

I love this! Especially the last stanza--that you are a part of them--is moving and thought-provoking. You defend yourself very well against the label "half-bred," but more than that, you share the beauty and depth that both your countries add to you. Thank you for sharing.

ApiKarimi said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 8:53 pm
ApiKarimi, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
"one original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings"-Diogenes

Love it! I can honestly relate.

Post more please!

on Jul. 1 2010 at 6:02 pm
bluesky0728 SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Wish I could write like that! I'm thirteen and nothing I write comes close to this!