#SOCS #Poetry – Nation

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “point.” Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy!

I was skimming through the on-line news site I read this morning when I saw the responses to Linda G. Hill’s weekly prompt start popping into my email. I closed my eyes and jabbed at the screen; the word I touched was nation.

There are many different definitions for nation. The one that interested me the most is from Wikipedia, as follows:

nation is a stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity, or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture.

It made me wonder how relevant this definition is in our modern world where many countries…

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