Maryse Achong

As We Celebrate Our 5oth. Anniversary of Independence....Sonnet Trinidad

On August thirty first we’ll celebrate
Our fiftieth year of independence
Our nation will honour that special date
With song, dance and festivities galore
With parades by all the country’ s defense
Forces – a flag delivered to each door;
But we must give thanks too, beg for mercy,
For though we’ve achieved much and should be proud
Some things are not the way that they should be
In our beloved twin island paradise
We are living under an ugly cloud
That’s costing us far too heavy a price.
On August thirty first we celebrate
But we must give thanks too, beg for mercy.



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