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devon da poet

(April 27,1992 / Sauteurs, Grenada)

Foreign Soil (Patriotism)

It was starting to get unbearable,
Frustration from politics and economics was unbelievable
Poverty, unemployment, the people cried disappointment
Failure to deliver, fighting for power, the future was devoured
In such of opportunity we've began this long journey
Seeking our own interests we headed for the ships
Although guns and ammunitions were in our imaginations
We had to implement forgiveness over revenge
Our armor were our health; and our weapons were our words
Not a hand-held metal for defense or a doubled edged sword
We made one more stare at our homeland just to show how much we cared
As the time became near all the soldiers went aboard
If we never get to return, our homeland would always be in our hearts
Although we'll be like aliens for a while; foreign soil is in our thoughts
As the aircraft landed we observed the different environment
It was not like what we've apprehended; but it was worth the investment
New species of people some of whom we looked alike; but they sounded so innocent
We've heard rumors of terror so we were very vigilant
As time elapsed we've made experiments
We performed different tests to compare the foreign settlements
Soon the foreign soil was declared as a safe haven
We could've then prove ourselves and make our names establish
We've done it; we've succeeded we accomplished what we've intended
It's time to return home to share our great achievements
Let's solve our own problems together, every patriots every diaspora
In fact we could plant the greener grasses right here in Grenada

Submitted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Edited: Monday, March 04, 2013
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I've viewed the Miss Grenada USA Pageant 2010 and it inspired me to throw some lyric abot migrated Grenadians and how they can impact on our society and economy as a whole.

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