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Below is the poem entitled NOT ONE BUT FOUR which was written by poet Brian Strand. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Who are the British, do they exist,
these nationals of her Britannic majesty
so often shortened to ‘ Brit’.

Seventy score years, and more
I’ ve walked this shore but ‘Brit’
I see not, here, where I, sit.

A kingdom united, yes that
rings a bell, but, am I
a ‘Brit’; No, No, do let me tell

of Four Kingdoms, as one, England
Scotland, Ireland and Wales. This
quartet, the crux of my tale.

Many things each maybe, ..but never
a ‘Brit’. We are Scot, Irish, Welsh
or do you see ?

Each nation, unique and distinct,
language reinforces my point, as in
English, not British, this poem I ink

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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 2:53:00 PM
    excellent poem, Brian, your last stanza really sum the whole poem, perfectly

    Strand Avatar Brian Strand
    Date: 11/8/2012 1:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Harry your comments are much appreciated