THE PRIDE OF NATIONS

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This verse is poetic compendium and rendering of the nicknames and some of the given elements that constitute the coats of arm of select lands, e.g., Iapan (or Japan), nicknamed 'land of the rising sun', then talking of his land of origin (Nigeria), the poet had this to say:
'...There rouse a nation
Born in the name of the Niger River
An Eagle, poised upon the shelter of a dense shield
There lay upon the field of a wild Coctus Spectabilis.'

Submitted: March 15, 2011

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THE PRIDE OF NATIONS
Over what form of a land sets the sun
That Eref befits the setting of a sun
How sure could Nippon crow
That Iapan rouses a sun asleep
There is the aisle of the Emu
Priced for the Mimosa and the grace of her Kangaroos
A New Sea Land
On the waters most pacific
For the Kiwi and the growth of her many Fern
But what hath the West found in the lion that took away her care
The Lily, the Cock, and the Eagle
The Eagle and the Flower of the Corn
There is the Lion, the Rose, and even the Bulldog
In the land of the Angles, of the Occident
And stamped on the pasture land of Italy
The Eagles, the Lily, and the Laurel Wreath of the Roman gods
There comes Caledonia
Of the Lion and a pampered Thistle
And so the greatest of the raving kind
The Eagle, the Buffalo, and the Golden Rod of Vespucci
Yet for a most gamine of the ailing world
There rouse a nation
Born in the name of the Niger River
An Eagle, poised upon the shelter of a dense shield
There lay upon the field of a wild Coctus Spectabilis.


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