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1776 (for my 1776th poem, a special one, sort of )
by Ed Matlack
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In honor of my 1776th poem I give you a taste of history, twisted though it may be, it is still from me as you can see...

1776…(in celebration of that year & my 1776th poem)


1776, the year the English did get their kicks,

Right on out of North America learning who was “it”,

That year they did lose face,

That year they did certainly lose the race…


Since then they have flourished,

Never have they seemed malnourished,

They and the “colonies” have remained fast friends,

Right from the beginning we have made our amends,

To stay friends with the British right up to, so far, the very end…


Though some choose to see US lose,

We remain steadfast in all our views,

Our lives have changed over all that time,

As Milton said, “Our hearts jocund and sublime!”

In the grand scheme I must admit we are still in our prime…

        © ed ~ 12/5/04

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Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Very nicely done. Congrats on soooooooo many poems...
Reviewed by D May (Reader)
Keep writing and keep bringing us laughter and smiles. I know I can always open up your work and smile.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
An excellant write here Ed and congratulations on this number of poems.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
Geat thoughts ED
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
That's all of them Gezzz man I would have guessed at least eight thousand or more,
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Clever, Ed. 1776..holy cow!! I just broke 100 after a couple of years of posting. You have a much more active muse than I do, I can certainly see that.
Take care,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Excellent piece Ed!!

Geezz you doubled my count on poems....????

And at on stage I bragged that you still had to go.....howmany to catch me????

You must be on!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Reginald Birch (Reader)
Congratulations Ed on 1776 poem this is some feat and to link it to the year when you kick us out of your States gives it history.
The fact that we are still friends after well over two hundred years must mean some special friendship, long may it last.
Thanks Ed, enjoyed.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
A jolly good write there Ed.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Ed...short but very n luck...BHUWAN!
Reviewed by Danielle Mundy
Another great write, Ed. Yes, we are still in our prime and I hope we remain that way for many years to come.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
It would be hard to find a better friend.
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