A Child of Two Nations

September 1, 2008
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I was born of two countries
Two nations

I belong to both
Both belong to me
They are a part of me

I love my countries

One is the power of the world
It is the Great Land of freedom
It is the strength of the present age

The other is small
Looked down upon
But it is noble

It is mine
And I love it
It hurts me when others scorn

Because I love my countries

Others look at me in disdain
But I am not half-bred, as they say
I am born of two countries, and I love them

I am a part of them
They are a part of me
For I am a child of two nations

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BeilaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 19, 2015 at 5:11 am
I love this! Especially the last stanza--that you are a part of them--is moving and thought-provoking. You defend yourself very well against the label "half-bred," but more than that, you share the beauty and depth that both your countries add to you. Thank you for sharing.
Karimi N. said...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Love it! I can honestly relate.

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bluesky0728 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm
Wish I could write like that! I'm thirteen and nothing I write comes close to this!
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