SONNET XVI: Nationhood (Papua New Guinea)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: JDT Desktop Publishing
Poem to celebrate Papua New Guinea's 41 years of nationhood (September 16, 1975)

Submitted: September 14, 2016

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Submitted: September 14, 2016



Nation of a thousand tribes and cultures

Home of the warriors, land of the free

We stand united with a heart so pure

Growing stronger like the mighty raintrees


From the cold misty mountains of Enga

Down to the crystal clear seas of Milne Bay

Nationhood and independence,  our banner

Built on our culture and ancestors ways


Feel the eight million hearts, see their passion

It is the spirit of peace, joy and love

Proudly joining our hands as one nation

We pray for prosperity from above


Yes, O arise all you sons and daughters

Keep the fire alive and burning brighter

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