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To Protect Our Land

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


To Protect Our Land

Celebrating on the Day of Harvest

we pray an end to violence in our day

then we dance as if nothing left to say

we eat we play until we need to rest.

So grateful for the food and for the peace

when all around the world stands on its head

our crops are dense to keep the family fed

we soon will find our livestock will increase.

No chattering of war upon our lips

and cheerful we have place to go at night

a dock where silent boats will end fair glide.

So drink your wine and savor every sip

this lucky year we did not have to fight

with extra crop we can sell on roadside.

But castles with lofty towers need Arms

to protect banner from being captured

and save our family from being fractured

to hide from world our livestock and farms.

Let trumpets woo us to the wall and dare

us find some pleasure in this war storming

the front where bloody combat is coming

to battle soldiers with thousand mile stare.

Our life is splendid without surrender

each soldier thinks the pay to fight is fair

until the day they have to march away.

To fight for place upon this rocks splendor

but will lose capability to care

to fight to live and die another day.

© 2022 Jamie Lee Hamann