Algerian Independence Day Sonnet

Let us wish glory to Algeria
Today the world praises your existence
My favorite country in Africa
I congratulate your independence
A heritage of true diversity
Of Amazigh, Arab, Ottoman roots
Throughout your fascinating history
You've engaged in never-ending disputes
Corsairs supplied Algiers' Badestan where
The world marveled at your extravagance
Then after a genocide most unfair
You cast off the chains of the tyrant France

From the vast Sahara to Annaba
Everywhere, the melody of "صحّى"