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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXXII - Continued-

IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : LXXII

IF ever I had a country with or without nationality
And if ever I were elected or nominated Chief Patriot of this God-forsaken mis-carriaged country
And if ever my country - minus the nation - were to be on the verge of being invaded by other countries which religiously subscribe to the notion of " God-bless-us-first " in all exclusivity
I would make it the point of utmost urgence to challenge such insolent uppity countries on their concept of nationality by tabling a motion on the definition of patriotism as opposed to that of nationalism in the United Nations General Assembly
All at the risk of being expelled from that august self-effacing ineffective body and my own blasted country in utter ignominy
And I'd command all patriots to take up arms against and shoot at sight the back-thumping nationalists within my country for fear they may join hands with the invading xenophobic nationalists to enslave and throttle all patriots - y compris the Chief Patriot - in my dear old patrie
And this, even if I were to be unconstitutionally nominated Chief Patriot by all die-hard  nationalists in within my own country
Even if I never ever had no country not legitimately sworn in at the United Nations General Assembly

© T. Wignesan - Paris, November 20, 2018

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Date: 11/20/2018 5:04:00 PM
We need more voices like yours to speak out intelligently and loudly. Bravo!
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T Wignesan
Date: 11/21/2018 1:47:00 AM
Hullo & Bonjour from Paris, Connie ! Whilst I agree with you that more voices should be raised to challenge runaway authority, I cannot however accept such praise in my case. There are billions of poems, and everyone is potentially a poet ever since free verse loose-changed poetry, so - after all - there has to be symphonies of voices all over the place. Thanks ever so much all the same.