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The Century 1700 TO 1799

I am the University of Yale
Opens its door.
I am the beginning of the
Revolutionary War.

I am one of the 13
I am the Sons of Liberty

I am the Pilgram's at Plymouth
I am the Boston Tea Party thrown
Off the dock.

I am the day the Navy was
I am Paul Revere the midnight
Ride awaited.

I am Ben Franklin and
Nathan Hale.
I am the Declaration of
Independence in detail.

I am the Bill of Rights and
Betsy Ross.
I am the bell of freedom
And tobacco crops.

I am the first proud U.S.
I am a patriot breaking away
From the Queen.

I am the Bunker Hill
I am Benedict Arnold and
His psychobabble.

I am Samuel Adams and
Thomas Payne.
I am the Boston massacre
Independence gained.

I am the colonial era and
The Sugar Act.
I am the Pilgrams and natives
Make a pact.


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Structured: Western
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Not Explicit Content


this piece of art is a history lesson in full bloom. I am inclined to read more on many of them. you have piqued my interest, thank you! it is always great to see a poem of yours in the stream!

*hugs, Cat

When someone reads your work
And responds, please be courteous
And reply in kind, thanks.

Hello Miss Cat. I'm having such a good time these oldies but goodies. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Best Wishes,

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Hello, Turbo,
Intriguing poetry - I would love to know what inspired this. What catches my eye is the fairly tight and logical rhyme and rhythm still keeping within the theme. I'm a little confused if we are reading this as would be in, say, headlines in newsprint - "University of Yale Opens Its Door." If not, it seems the University of Yale should be "opening" its door, instead of "opens" its door. I'm sure you have a special intent here. Thank you for this unique piece combining history and poetry!

Hello Lavender,
What inspired this little poetry kick off? I wrote the first one about 1970 TO 1979. That one I could relate to. I remember those things. A friend of mine suggested I could do the decades. I started fiddling around with history. Here we are. I have enjoyed these decades. I have 1700 - 2022.

Thank You,

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The historical information here is ridiculous. That’s like an entire semester of 8th grade history.

Good flow and great execution on this

Thank you for reading and commenting. I am 60 years old this month. 8th grade was a long time ago. It has a decent flow and I had a blast working on it.

Thanks Again,

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* Ahem*,,, I feel like putting my arms around you,
giving you a big hug, patting you softly on the back and whispering,,,,
'there there,,, not to worry,,, you were almost an English man!"

Good poem mate, well written.


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