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One Country, One World

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One Country, One World

Which nation of the world
Do I belong?
I belong to the nation 
Of unity,
No transgression,
And freedom for all.

I belong to the nation 
Of  Equalities-
Equality between 
Proletariat and aristocracy
Disabled and abled
Woman and man
Young and old
Black and colored
People and nation
Right and rule...

I belong to the nation of peace
Across the land, the sea and the sky.
And peaceful stretch to the arboreal.
And Peace of souls,
Of bodies
And minds.

My belonging
Is my strength-
The rhythm that keeps me growing.
Though I was born a Nigerian.
Not I neglects being call
American, Ghanaian, Portuguese
Chinese, Korean, Indian...
Though I'm by virtue 
Of land mass
An African      
Not do I dismiss 
In unison unit 
That type me Asian,
North American,
South American,
European, 
Australian
And Antarctica.

I belong to
A nation,
A voice...
One country,
One world.




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  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Strong rhythm and message in this poem Abdulhafeez, enjoyed it. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 6:36:00 PM
    congrtats on a great win AO

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 3:43:00 AM
    Excellent. Congratulations on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 11:13:00 PM
    Congrats Bro. Great !

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:45:00 PM
    congrats on Your Nationality poem. NATE

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 10:17:00 PM
    What a beautiful poem. Very inspirational!

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 10:21:00 PM
    I really, really love what you're saying here! I don't like all the labels bandied about... whether we realize it or not the majority of us think "Africans act likes this... Americans like this... Chinese like that" etc. etc. But we're missing the most common denominator... that we are human. Agree with you 100%!

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 6:35:00 PM
    Tremendous write...all have red blood pumping through our hearts..the place that makes the person...

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 9:28:00 AM
    A great write from a great poet! Sooo love it my dear friend AO! Yes, we're all equal. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents and excellent poem my dear friend and your kind visits and congratulatory comments lately on my poems. Have a great day! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 1:05:00 AM
    Wonderful sentiments. If only the whole of humanity were united in this hope SuZ

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:59:00 PM
    a nation of equality, i love it, you have a very strong sense a great mind you have, i see no different we are all equal, enjoyed your write.. luv p.d.

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Good read. Congrats on your premium membership!

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Wonderful poem..hope you get a big win with it. BG