United Defiance

United Defiance long poem

To come crashing through the gates of hell,
look the demon in the eye and casually yell!
Total defiance in every breath
as you stare down into the dungeons of death.

Never before have you shaken my goals
or been allowed entrance to the heart my soul.
Your presence presents mean unwanted gift,
one to be resisted, cast out, set adrift.

I am the master of all that is mine,
the cautious captain of a ticking time-line.
I say what I will and I go where I must,
I live with the righteous, the proud and the just.

I will never concede to oppression or tyranny,
nor hide behind hands from your evil and infamy.
Instead I stand tall and proudly defend
my right to decide how the story will end.

Freedom from terror, dictators of fear,
the right to defend all the things I hold dear.
The right to say “No, you will not destroy
all the love and security I’ve built from a boy!”

The right to speak out against injustice and crime,
to defend our world against those who defile.
Protect our lands from the enemy within
who seek to destroy, as new evil begins.

I will never acceded to foreign rule,
nor live my life like a broken fool.
I will never bow to terror and hate
but will always defend and strengthen the gate.

We live in a great and glorious land,
we never surrender to invading hands.
I’ll defend her borders from without and within,
with my dying breath, I will never give in.

Proud citizens, a call to your hearts I now make,
stand tall, stand proud and be fully awake for
your nation needs you to fight for her heart,
defend it from those who would tear it apart.

Our forefathers died to defend what is ours,
to keep all our enemies away from our shores.
Let not their sacrifice ever be in vain,
together we must make our nations great again.

So shout it out from hill and dale,
a rousing cry for we cannot fail.
Defend our nations from insidious demise,
let our children not fear to open their eyes.

Unity is the only key,
unite to live amongst the free.

Unite as one unstoppable force,
unite along an unswerving course.

Unite to stand and form a wall,
unite to defend our nations call!

Written by Darren Scanlon, April 2014
Revised on 21st April 2015.

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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Wow, @dartherino I almost hear drums and bugles as you rally together the braves to fight. We can understand your patriotic call, rousing your countrymen to arms even without any invaders trampling your shores. For there could be insidious foes already infiltrating minds, apart from those ingrained in the economy and governmental hierarchy. Indeed, one could not be too careful when guarding in vigilance against forces detrimental to the well being of his nation, or ideas inimical to the creed of the same. Your nationalistic fervor glows strongly in your poem, among the rhymes that claimed for it substantial poetic worth.


wow I certainly entered your world your mind in the patriotic poem.
I have had a great sadness in my heart of late at our brave brave
soldiers who were sent to some places by different government ideals.
Nothing to do with looking after our own country. They come back in boxes,
or broken men physically mentally which our government abandens sometimes.
But yes your poem caught the mind of our brave soldiers, well done you.

Chandrama Deshmukh

Darren, I love the way your poem rhymes and yet makes complete sense as a whole thought.
That is so rare. You are truly a blessed poet I must say.
I have been following your poetry books and each poem you have written. So you have a fan 🙂
The patriotism in this poem cannot go unnoticed. Salute to the bravery and courage.
Keep writing more and more and more.


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