Cynthia BuhainBaello

Gold Star - 10,359 Points (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

Rust Erodes Steel (Losing A Nation) - Poem by Cynthia BuhainBaello

Losing a nation starts with losing its identity,
Changes, like minute sand blown by strong winds
Can unmake what had stood through a nation's history.

Some men lose their vision, lean on compromise.
When in pedestals of power, they can turn the tide
And crashing on the shores, their nation's demise.

What man could gamble his own country's soul,
Blend in that which never viewed his land with esteem?
Like rust erodes steel, it can never make it whole!

All rights reserved ~~~Cynthia Buhain-Baello~~~09.14.15

Topic(s) of this poem: identity, nationality, patriotism, quatrain

Form: Epistle

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Winston Churchill, renowned British leader and statesman, said 'No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.'
'The influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.'

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015

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