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(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

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The Human Chain

We were all born not just merely to exist
But to be an important link to humanity
Some obstacles in life can be quite difficult
There are links in the chain that are weak

When the chain is broken somethings are lost
The substance of the chain is lacking in power
Then the enemy finds a way to get a foothold
To survive this we must all forever hold fast

For in much unity there is great strength
The human condition will always be with us
It is only sustained by our perseverance
Our universe is powerful yet is still fragile

We all have a part to play in it for its survival
A chain that is unbroken is a very formidable foe
Everyone of us are unique in each and every way
Still becoming united as one will happen one day

Great things will happen when all can come together
Will bind us tightly when we began to love one another
Strong links are vital in the creation of this human chain
Linking back together will also help strengthen us again

Submitted: Friday, December 27, 2013
Edited: Sunday, March 09, 2014


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  • Beauteous Victory (2/20/2014 7:47:00 PM)

    Brilliantly written. Very clever indeed. A 10 from me as always. You amaze me!

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  • Kanav Justa (1/17/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    a wonderful message, , you gave, , really a thought provoking poem, , , , ,

  • Om Chawla (1/10/2014 9:45:00 AM)

    Need of strengthening human bond could not have been better emphasized. A purposeful write full of hope and faith. Nice write, Patricia.

  • Amitava Sur (1/7/2014 11:56:00 PM)

    Very encouraging write upholding the need of unity. A lovely write a great lesson.
    I write 2 lines from one of my poems....
    Together... together.... together we live
    And lonely have to live in den.

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (1/7/2014 12:46:00 AM)

    thought provoking......
    nicely written Patricia....
    we can make stronger and strongest if we make a chain........
    the connection...... the bridge among ourselves...........
    thanks for sharing......

  • Valerie Dohren (1/2/2014 12:23:00 PM)

    We should all strive to be strong in order to maintain a strong chain. Thought-provoking write Patricia, well done.

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (1/1/2014 10:43:00 PM)

    A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. We must strengthen every link for survival. Beautiful poem calling for strengthening human bond. Thank you.

  • Joseph Anderson (12/31/2013 9:39:00 AM)

    A must needed plea for unity done with grace, dignity and eternal hope. Perhaps it may yet
    happen. Very well done

  • Valsa George (12/31/2013 7:34:00 AM)

    We are not here to foster our own individual existence alone, but to be a link in the great chain of humanity! Each strong link makes the chain stronger! We have to hold fast to one another, so that no enemy will infiltrate into our territory. As you affirm, in unity lies all the strength! ! Great write! !

    Wish you a Great New Year of all possible joy and peace! !

  • * Sunprincess * (12/30/2013 6:38:00 AM)

    ......i see there are two teams playing this game and i choose to be on the good team....but can both teams unite and become one...i actually think it will never happen...the dark forces will never join with the forces of light...but if we keep wishing it could happen...sometimes wishes do come true...i know this for a fact...this is a wonderful poem you have penned..

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