Hebert Logerie

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A Nation Of Cowards

Poem by Hebert Logerie

(Dedicated to you, my Brothers and Sisters)

Powerful words,
Truthful words,
Honest words,
Brave words;
This is exactly what the Doctor orders,
For a nation, who’s trying to fight the horrors
Of blatant racism,
Unfairness, injustice,
Nepotism and sexism.
A man of Peace,
Without controversies,
Is not a genuine activist.
The truth is being tolled; there is no reason to apologize,
‘Cause you’re exercising your God-given rights.
The sickness, the maladies,
Which America has been suffering
For over five centuries,
Need to be healed as you’re reading
My honest feelings.
This is painful, this is long overdue.
My brave People are tired of fighting
The ills and the stigmas of our societies.
This is hurtful, this is way overdue.
The Truth hurts, thank God Almighty;
“Another One” is unafraid to tell the Truth,
“This One” is dissecting the false myth,
And the backward ideologies, thank God Almighty!
The prisons are populated by innumerable innocents,
The Police and their cronies randomly humiliate
Our parents, siblings and cousins.
We have every reason to be mad and irate.
A more just and fair system needs to be in place now.
The Brother is using strong medicine right now:
Powerful words,
Truthful words,
Honest words,
Brave words,
To save America,
The beautiful diva,
Who stands for: “Justice, Freedom,
Liberty and Happiness for All.”
We should denounce Uncle Tom
And his monkeys. Brothers, who walk tall
Like you and our President,
Are rare and almost nonexistent.
The Truth will always set free:
The men of Justice, the men of integrity,
The men of Peace, the men of honesty;
The Brothers and Sisters who will tirelessly
Fight racism, the twin-brother of slavery.

Topic(s) of this poem: nation


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Copyright© February 2009, Hebert Logerie, All Rights Reserved
Hébert Logerie is the author of four poetry books:
“Sparkles of Love and Etincelles de l’Amour”
Hébert Logerie is the author of “Mounts And Valleys of Love”

Comments about A Nation Of Cowards by Hebert Logerie

  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/24/2019 10:54:00 AM)

    Powerful, needed and true words written. In the chaos of the new world. Hard to see the kindness.(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (4/4/2018 6:19:00 AM)

    The Truth will always set free:
    The men of Justice, the men of integrity,
    The men of Peace, the men of honesty;
    The Brothers and Sisters who will tirelessly
    Fight racism, the twin-brother of slavery.
    Wonderful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Robert PleseRobert Plese (1/30/2018 10:27:00 PM)

    Great rhythm and advocacy(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (5/23/2017 9:37:00 AM)

    a very powerful write that also applies to a lot of other countries around the world and not just the USA? maybe one day justice and fairness will prevail..........superbly written.(Report)Reply

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  • Abdulrazak AralimattiAbdulrazak Aralimatti (8/31/2015 2:27:00 AM)

    A message to one and all
    To America and all the nations of the world
    A lovely poem(Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (1/31/2015 5:31:00 PM)

    The truth is being tolled...
    Nice pun.
    Or did you really mean
    The truth is being told?(Report)Reply

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  • Godfrey MorrisGodfrey Morris (1/31/2015 1:21:00 PM)

    Great words of truth beautifully expressed(Report)Reply

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  • Leslie Philibert (1/31/2015 11:53:00 AM)

    Despite all this, I would rather live in the USA than in North Korea.(Report)Reply

    Sandra Feldman(1/31/2015 1:39:00 PM)

    Good comment.
    That's right, North Korea or Cuba, our dear neighbor. Go there and see what justice you'll.receive.What a good life you'll have.
    No other country in the World has so tried to mend its wrongs like the United States has.
    But I am sure you will find fairness and well being far from these shores so, bon voyage.

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/31/2015 9:00:00 AM)

    A contemporary poem with social messages.(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (1/31/2015 7:43:00 AM)

    Brave, honest and powerful words. Truth that speaks of our ugliness always hurts.(Report)Reply

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  • Frank Avon (1/31/2015 2:54:00 AM)

    I applaud your candor and agree with your message. How far we have to go!(Report)Reply

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  • Claude H Oliver Ii (9/14/2009 11:38:00 PM)

    Truth is a medicine that is difficult to swallow when one's diet has been candy coated lies. We
    must get a 'Holder' ourselves to get well.(Report)Reply

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  • Jessie Bernabe Cadsawan (8/17/2009 7:55:00 PM)

    Hey, this is nice! I may apply this as like the thought of my poem 'No Love No Dream'. Hope any one who read this may open the mind. An eye opener piece! I lie it. This is true not only to the country relation but to a family relation that needs honesty, trust, transparency, bravery and unity for the best. I rate you 10.(Report)Reply

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  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (8/10/2009 7:17:00 PM)

    'Powerfrul words
    Honest words
    Spoken by a poet who dares to speak truth to power!(Report)Reply

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  • David Orozco Jr (7/30/2009 9:45:00 PM)

    Such powerful words emerging from within, the prospect of the nation claimed as cowards would tremble if only there was a consolidating theme that would create a riot.

    ~Dave~(Report)Reply

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  • Mahananda Pittle Jaswantlal (7/7/2009 8:23:00 AM)

    The truth is being tolled; there is no reason to apologize... no nation can prosper if it really persists...good write(Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Bhikhubhai (7/7/2009 7:51:00 AM)

    Powerful words,
    Truthful words,
    Honest words,
    Brave words;
    This is exactly what the Doctor orders, , , , but all hollow and waste.. good work done by poet....(Report)Reply

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  • Nicky Hudson (6/30/2009 6:18:00 PM)

    only one word needed really....powerful(Report)Reply

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  • Alen Alexander (6/5/2009 10:49:00 PM)

    really powerful, truthful and brave words!
    kick racism in the...! lol(Report)Reply

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  • Deborah CromerDeborah Cromer (6/1/2009 2:08:00 PM)

    'Powerful words', that pretty much says it all!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 19, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 31, 2015


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