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Herman Heard Me

Herman heard me, The howl of a nation. Scourged! I was usurped, And I was atomized! Toivo came, a solemn tide He contrived the paradiddle That led to my autonomy. Toivo, the inexorable current That ringed a contrasting atoll. Archracist criminalized him Yet Herman endured unmitigated, His heart never inuring to my cry. His oratorical showers watered The long rocky road to M21. A sower of the seeds of hope Andimba dispersed his ardour Deep in the hearts of men Ensuring the brave do not contort. And when I was amorphous, His sagacious parlance Was perceived across oceans. Toivo extolled my unsung features And with his bellicose He lit my torch of sovereignty. Today, I am the Land of the Brave, Because Herman heard me.

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