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Beloved land.........
by Karen Palumbo
Thursday, June 28, 2007
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A little something to say thank you and wish everyone a very Safe and Happy July 4th.......


                                Beloved land........


           The time is here, the time is now,
      to rejoice in prayer for our beloved land.
     Birthing an idea, not time to recompense,
      a place of freedom, no lines in the sand.

        An unheard of ideology many dared
to wonder,
      if this great land would ever be set free.
   Loyalists prospered, enjoyed life as it was,
      then there were others with new ideas
                              you see.

 Being looked down upon for traveling so far,
     tired of taxes growing larger each day.
         Private meetings were held in a
                        tavern nearby,
      a chosen few were anointed to find
                          a new way.

           In the dead of night through
                    the Palace Green,
     many Patriots quietly scurried about.
    Beware of Loyalists, who might speak 
                         your plans,
  those in the Governor's Palace stood tall
                          and stout.

        Lexington and Concord the most 
                      notable battle,
where it all began are marked statues at best.
Colonial Williamsburg should be on your list,
     next to Washington D.C., it is better
                        than the rest.

  A quaint working village taking you back,
to a place in time, costumed people, you meet.
  The past comes alive right before your eyes,
  Fife and Drum, Merchants, on shore a fleet.

   Rich with history, illuminating our past,
a place for the young and the young at heart.
    Enjoy your barbeques, parties and yes,
       remember for it to remain we must
                       all do our part.


               ***HAPPY JULY 4TH***



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
© All rights reserved



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/15/2008
Patriotic, honoring our downed men from the wars. I like this holiday and my 3rd daugher was born on it, so that makes it extra special too. She was a little firecracker. Picnics are nice to have but many of us cannot get everyone together to have a large family one, but I still love picnics and go on whenever I can.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 7/1/2007
Excellent reminder of what we owe those who came before and those who fight for us today and tomorrow. You have a happy 4th also. Liz
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 6/30/2007
for it to remain we must
all do our part.
Amen, Karen!
Enjoyed this holiday write and all it has to offer!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/30/2007
What a fantastic treat for the fourth Karen! Thank you and your husband, for both poem and photo, a grand sharing for the holiday!

Reviewed by Stan Grimes 6/30/2007
We can't forget our roots. Great poem.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 6/30/2007
Well penned, have a safe holiday too. Lady J
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 6/30/2007
Have a happy anniversary.
Reviewed by James Wright 6/30/2007
Thanks for the reminisces and your kind reviews
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 6/30/2007
A timely write for the Fourth. A great tribute to those who fought so long ago for our freedom........M
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 6/29/2007
Thanks for sharing this
Be safe Karen....
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/29/2007
A wonderful write, filled with great historical reminders and moments in history. A beautiful tribute! I agree we must all do our part, seems today that many have lost or were never taught to appreciate our beloved land! Very uplifting and well expressed! Enjoyed! Happy 4th to you too my friend!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader) 6/29/2007
Great write, enjoyed the read and the picture too....hugs, Peggy
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/29/2007
Karen, a great tribute to our Countries fourth of July. I'll agree Colonial Williamsburg is a great place to visit past history. A great writing!
Reviewed by Morning Star 6/29/2007
Wow Love it...and a very Happy and safe fourth of July
To you and Robert and the
This is a beautiful tribute to
Our beloved Land!!
Great job my friend
Love Peace and Happiness to you always...Yolie
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/29/2007
Happy fourth to you too Karen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/29/2007
To Remain We(ALL) Must Do Our Part,i.e. TOO MANY People Still Think THEY Can Say 1 THING And Still Do Another...

Reviewed by D Johnson 6/29/2007
Wonderful write, Karen...history is such a powerful mistress. Happy 4th.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/29/2007

God bless America, and have a very happy (and safe) July Fourth! Love the pic; brings the spirit of our nation's birthday in grand style! Bring on the fifes and picnics, bring on the flags and parades, bring on the fireworks, and bring on the joy that is felt in our hearts this happy celebration!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/29/2007

A beautiful write of celebration, very well penned; thank you! Have a safe and Happy 4th, and stay dry!!!!!!!! LOL

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/29/2007
Those Brits like Little Andy, are very mean - no wonder we got rid of them!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/29/2007
Here we call July the 4th thanks giving day.
Been in yankdoodleland twice on July 4th, and lived to tell the tale.
Hope yawl start using the freedom wisely again.. Or Taxman Cometh..
Reviewed by George Thompson 6/29/2007
You've brought back my memories of Williamsburg. Remember the church with each separate pew delegated by stature for those who attended; the tavern where waiters learned to mind their "p's and q's," and of course, the inn where those wonderful gingerbread cookie smells greet you before seeing the line.

Reviewed by Ted Bossis 6/29/2007
Very fine of you once more - The feeling needed in honoring all of it -Should stay with us - Even when a bad fuse doesn't ignite an explosive colorful delight - {Thanks-Ted}
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/28/2007
I second what Amber has said. Happy July 4th.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/28/2007
A very fine tribute to our great nation..No matter what is going on now, we must always remember, "We live in the Best Nation On This Earth!"

Thank you for a truly wonderful poem, happy 4th of July!

Peace, Love, and Light,
Reviewed by Patricia Bankhead (Reader) 6/28/2007
I love the picture and poem. This is an awesome tribute.
Happy 4th of July to you too.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/28/2007
Very well done,Hugssssss
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