Bahamas Independence Poem

Bahamas Independence Poem

 

 

 

 

 

July 10, 1973

Sovereign, delightful and free!

The Bahamas, a promising new nation

It's people, jubilant and optimistic in its creation

 

As the Union Jack dissipates in celebration

The atmosphere was of peaceful liberation

Young and autonomous

A people embraced the challenge

 

Bahamians reside for evermore

A homeland rich in ambition to its core

Determined to self-rule

Deserving in opportunities and blessed

 

A country of Godly foundation

Constructed to stand the test of time

An independent archipelago of visionaries

Laws of righteousness to guide

 

Forward in dignity

Upward in unity

Together in purpose

Lasting in positive resolve

 

Bahamians of love

Conquering the vices

Remembering the golden opportunity

Of self-determination and victory

 

Relishing in foresight and accomplishments

Conquering the foes of mediocrity and regression

The road to nobility and prosperity;

Seekers abound in our Bahama land

 

Independence to eternity

Keeping the faith of our insightful forefathers

Bahamians remember always the reason,

Residing with our unique identity

 

In golden sunshine and inspirational breeze,

In fertile ocean, and valued rain

On soothing sand, and magnificent seashores

Blessings are countless, and gifts endless

 

Independent Bahamas, for generations unending

Thanking God for his outpouring love

Bahamians of exceptional heritage

Upholding the faith of nationhood and deliverance

 

 

 

 

© 2004 - 2020 Dennis A. Dames

Nassau, Bahamas

Independent Bahamas Poem

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