Cheryl Griffith

Rookie - 67 Points (January 2nd 1966 / San Fernando Trinidad and Tobago)

Pen Dance


My pen bops and moves in slow cadence
To the soft throb of melodic words
Inviting poetry Come
Partake in this great celebration
Of freedom and sovereignty
Earned from fiery struggles
Burnt into our history like cane
Not by fame or favour
But with sweat and fortitude
For love of country this freedom came
In sleepless nights and endless toil
To battle rule of crown
Fathers of our nation, brothers of our soil
You who travail with determination and triumph
Hurdling systems of political barriers
And fierce foreign strife
To liberate this country
From clutch of colony
How your tears must have flowed
To bring us this liberty
Though, now silenced into the night
And in your peaceful eminence lie
Yet still, your coat of glory wears
It's my prayer that you will hear
It is for you I do this pen dance
Like a flag, I raise this poem high
Hail, accept my gratitude and praise

Submitted: Monday, July 07, 2014
Edited: Saturday, August 09, 2014

Topic of this poem: gratitude


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

Form:


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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated To Dr. Eric Williams, Uriah Butler and A.A Cipriani the Fathers of Our Nation

Comments about this poem (Pen Dance by Cheryl Griffith )

  • Gold Star - 13,842 Points Roseann Shawiak (9/3/2014 8:31:00 PM)

    Cheryl, you have outdone yourself once again. This poem bops and moves in slow cadence to the soft throb of melodic words - indeed it does. Fascinating! ! Another 10, I'm afraid! Love this one also, for it's imagery, rhythm and wonderful vocabulary! ! You know how to use your words correctly for sure. Thank you for sharing, I am totally enjoying your poetry! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 343 Points F. J. Thomas (8/5/2014 12:23:00 PM)

    Pen, paper, and the thinking mind hold quite the power; beautiful Cheryl :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,228 Points Gajanan Mishra (7/7/2014 11:31:00 AM)

    I raise this poem high, thanks, (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]