Philippines Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin

Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines

Philippines

Rating: 5.0


She was broken up
Into seven thousand
One hundred seven pieces
Of unproportionate sizes
Mother Nature compensated her
With the longest coastline
In the whole world
The deepest point
On the planet
That man can ever dive
And the most biologically diverse
Waters of Mother Earth
More diverse than the clouds
And stars above.

She is as pure
And beautiful
As the Mother Pearl
Lying in the heart
Of the Orient Seas
Her beauty captivated millions
They want her
Keep her
As their very own.

But her beauty
Has its own curse
Nature puts her
On fire
On the edges
Of the largest ocean on Earth
In the Pacific Ring Of Fire.

She is as just big
As the Mini Mouse
Compared with the Giant Panda
Its breadth and dimension
Have been laid down
Since time immemorial
In accordance with the laws of men and God
Anchored by the values
Of equality and respect.

Her territorial jurisdiction
Is just enough for her children to settle
And divide among themselves
Yet super powers
Of different colors want
Her bluest seas
Her whitest shores
Her longest coastline
Her deepest waters
Her volcano which peak
Claims the sky with the
Most perfect cone in the whole world
And the Philippine Eagle
That soars and dominates the vastness
Of the sky, the largest of all Eagles
With its mighty wings
It can even reach the heavens above.

Oh! Our beloved Philippines
We love and adore
In your great bosom
We seek refuge
And solace
Your beauty
Gives us a taste of heaven
Your love
Gives us the strength to conquer all evils.

No man
No nation
Could ever take your place
In our hearts
In our minds
Even in our very souls.

No man
No nation
Could ever conquer
You once more
Under the mighty hands
Of super powers
We would rather die
A zillion times.

Every single fish and grain of sand
In your seas and ocean
Every bird that flies
Above your sky
Every fauna and flora
In your forests
Every Filipino
From Womb To Tomb
We shall protect and respect
Until our last breath.

These, we swear
Under the name
Of our heroes and ancestors
The Youth to whom
Our hopes and burning dreams
Will continue
To all Overseas Filipino Workers
Who sacrificed the comfort of your love
For posterity of one's country and family
And to the One Above
Our Almighty God.


Copyright 2019, Rose Marie Juan - Austin, All Rights Reservedto

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kostas Lagos 13 February 2019

And you have very impressive martial arts too! Lovely poem, full of love for your country

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 February 2019

true patriotic writings excellent poetic expression on patriotism - Our beloved Philippines We love and adore In your bosom we seek Refuge and solace.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 12 February 2019

Mother Nature compensated her with longest coastline. This is a lovely song of patriotism. We have loved reading this lovely poem truly. You are a lovely poetess to pen this lovely poem with patriotic vision. Thank you very much for sharing this lovely poem with us....10

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Sandra Feldman 12 February 2019

This unusually beautiful, intensely patriotic and movingly felt poem is a honorable and very touching tribute to the Philippines. No one feels the love of Country as talented poets do. That is why, I do really think that countries would be better run by poets than by politicians. Looking forward to Rose Marie Juan Austin as the next President of the beautiful Philippines, she so exquisitely describes.

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yoonoos peerbocus 13 February 2019

a love for where we live naturally expressed in selective vocab.meaningful

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Nabakishore Dash 01 September 2021

Excellent description of mother land and tribute to your patriotic feeling.

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Raspberry18 12 February 2021

A great tribute to a beautiful country; The Philippines

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Robert Austin 08 February 2021

Oh! Our beloved Philippines We love and adore In your great bosom We seek refuge And solace Your beauty...Great poemof your mother land the PHILIPPINES...

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Dr Dillip K Swain 18 January 2021

Her territorial jurisdiction Is just enough for her children to settle And divide among themselves....lovely description. A wonderful patriotic poem

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Kesav Easwaran 03 February 2020

Mother and Motherland have no parallels in the world. Great write in tribute Rose Marie 10+

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