Treasure Island

Darrin McMiller Jr.

(11-29-1989 / Chicago)

Manifest Destiny

I'm the richer, among these thieves
A mighty gem, scattered the world over
A world overlord, looking over the waters
For beyond these shores I'm assured to own others
The death of a nation, the birth of a dynasty
An empire the sun never settles on
Meaning it's on-going, and that it's no rest
For my off-shore investments, my foreign possessions
Longing for freedom, peace, and love
And receiving none

Submitted: Monday, June 07, 2010
Edited: Thursday, October 20, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Manifest Destiny by Darrin McMiller Jr. )

Enter the verification code :

  • Adam Fuller (6/14/2010 11:23:00 PM)

    I like this one a lot. I love how it establishes both beginning and end, as well as potential, and at the end, loss. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rachel Brewer (6/7/2010 10:14:00 AM)

    I really like this poem,
    would love it if you could check out some of mine.
    xxx (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. Fight On, Maurice Harris
  2. LEARNING about the toxicity of your fart.., RIC S. BASTASA
  3. the life we still live...., RIC S. BASTASA
  4. you are neither changed nor diminished, RIC S. BASTASA
  5. Poetic styles, Somanathan Iyer
  6. Unknown Cat, Somanathan Iyer
  7. Around us, Somanathan Iyer
  8. Don't ask certain people what food you h.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  9. Empty Cartridge, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  10. Your Love, abigail sikwenda

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem


Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]