Lyn Paul

Gold Star - 30,750 Points (17.03.1965 / Mt. Barker S.A)

Naked Land - Poem by Lyn Paul

Naked Land
Is Freedom
A pure gift
It is living
It is life

We should not need
To ask for freedom
If innocent
Just the want to survive

We all have
The same right to be here
The Naked Land
Belongs to us all

No uniform has a right
To push us
To let us fall

We protect those from fires
We protect those faced with crime
But we are letting refugees slip
Political Parties are becoming liars

The Refugees have such determination
The want to find a home
Running from all the fighting
There are too many
They are not alone

So Pray
For those fighting
Simply just to make a better life
This is not a natural disaster
This truly
Is a crime

People drowning
All over the world
Fighting on train tracks
It is all so wrong
We all have a dollar to spare
We can all just get along

I would not want to live like a Refugee.

Copyright Reserved. September 5th 2015
Lyn Paul

Topic(s) of this poem: helpless, politics, refugees, survival, war and peace

Comments about Naked Land by Lyn Paul

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/23/2016 4:39:00 AM)

    A pure gift is much needed! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (9/20/2015 4:50:00 AM)

    Unfortunately there is a lot of discussion but no solution to the problem! People who are forced to leave their lands and seek harbor elsewhere are in fact in a dire situation! To be uprooted all of a sudden and to be thrown to a state of absolute uncertainty is something unbearable! We can hardly conceive of the real agony they face! So true Lyn.... no one likes to be a refugee! People who live in comfort and safety should be a little more compassionate to them! No one has sole proprietorship over the land! It should be shared by all! Humane thoughts! (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (9/19/2015 10:23:00 PM)

    I have already made an extensive comment on the recent refugee situation, as mentioned in the poem (and poet’s note) The Little Boy On Bodrum Beach - Poem by Tan Pratonix. my comment there may not warm too many hearts to me, but it is there for anyone's consideration.

    i am not always trying to be funny, but i really had the feeling at first, before i finished the poem, that you MIGHT have been talking about nudist colonies. hmm? nope.

    thanks for sharing. i've heard that Australia has not been overly-generous in its treatment of would-be refugees seeking asylum in Australia. but i'm not pointing fingers. if God exists, she ‘should be’ more vigilent!

    bri :)
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  • Amitava Sur (9/10/2015 7:50:00 PM)

    The vices like vested interest with authoritarian practice along with aggression has created this term oil in this world. Nobody has any right to snatch the freedom of living in the land and to snatch the freedom of speech. Very nice words. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Warren (9/5/2015 11:38:00 PM)

    Spot on. It's easy to say no and harder to stand up for right. I agree. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/5/2015 11:13:00 PM)

    Definitely freedom is pure gift and life keeps hope of living in such amazing land which simply makes better living. Wise sharing....10 (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (9/5/2015 11:06:00 PM)

    Beautiful one. I like the poem. (Report) Reply

  • (9/5/2015 3:54:00 PM)

    Good words, well said. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/5/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    We should all count our blessings instead of enumerating our woes. Nicely penned, Lyn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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