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O'er the Land of the Free
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Friday, July 02, 2010
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...and in God is her - and our - trust. (Haiku)


O'er the Land of the Free

How proudly she waved

in the twilight's last gleaming

our Star Spangled Banner




© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, July 2010

Read the brief history of the war of 1812 and how it came to be that Francis Scott Key wrote his so notable poem that, some 120 years later, became our U. S.National Anthem.

The Star Spangled Banner
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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 9/1/2012

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/4/2011
Thank you for the lesson, Micke. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Gene Williamson 1/11/2011
Francis Scott Key would have been proud to salute this
paean to our flag. Beautiful, Micke. -gene.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 7/13/2010
none better Jackie, very good patriotic haiku, cheerio
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/5/2010

Short. Powerful. PERFECT.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/5/2010
Beautifully done, Micke!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/4/2010
Wonderful writing, Micke; well done!

Happy Fourth of July to you; may it be safe and full of fun for you and your loved ones!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Andy Turner 7/3/2010
However, America has never won a war on its own. In 1812 America did try to capture Canada at the famous battle at Niagara. But the English kicked Yankee ass keeping Canada free. 1812 is one of the worse years in American history. Yet Americans did not know about this long battle. How a few English beat off the growing American empire.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/3/2010
A great tune Micke, yours, Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/3/2010
Thanks for the history lesson, Micke, and Happy Fourth of July!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/3/2010
In many far away battle fields, dying soldiers eyes had a fading waving of a Star Spangled Banner to show them the way...


Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/2/2010
Yes, Jackie is was the marvel that left Francis Scott Key speachless to see the American flag still valiantly waving at Fort McHenry the next morning after a night of battles and rocket fire. Well versed...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/2/2010
A great patriotic write but I am surprised you are not waving a Confederate flag, since after all you do live in Texas...;-) ed

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