by Dawn Pisturino
This land is in my blood And my blood is in this land. I will pick up arms and fight for it. I will fight for what is mine. My blood, sweat, and tears Fertilized this soil. The crops grow strong and rich With life-giving nectar. They nourish my family And sustain my community. My country is vast and proud, Strengthened by the wealth Of nutrient-rich soil. The land is in my blood. The blood is in my land. And I will die for it.