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Fourth of July 2017

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JerryPat2
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although our grand country
is beset with problems
many of our own making
I can look at the Statue of Liberty
and chills traverse my spine
although we have people
many of them hooded
looking for ways to take us down
when I see a man or woman
dressed in military uniforms
I feel a glad within my heart
on the TV politicians rant and rave
sickening to the core
but it is their right to do so
freedom of speech donít ya know
this is a short poem
but couldnít let this day go by
without honoring it
however minute
no matter what things plague us
we are still  strong
Patriotism  is still alive and well
in the hearts of true Americans
we may falter
but we will never fall
I salute this day
and feel a lump within my throat

©July 4, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

© Copyright 2017 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


1 posted 07-04-2017 07:38 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Hear Hear!  
JerryPat2
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2 posted 07-04-2017 07:41 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Heh.Heh . . . And I did hear you loud and clear, Blues, thanks.

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 07-04-2017 11:52 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Happy 4th Jerry! ~L
JerryPat2
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4 posted 07-05-2017 07:52 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, Lori, hope yours was good also.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

JamesMichael
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5 posted 07-05-2017 08:06 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Sometimes when we focus too much on those that disagree with us we can get discouraged
and need to listen to the agreeable...james
JerryPat2
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You are not wrong in your way of thinking, James. Thank you for stopping by.

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Poet In Pink
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Wonderful words Jerry ~ I'm with you ~ We will stay strong and never fall! I'm proud to be an American and always will be no matter what     Much enjoyed ~ Alana
JerryPat2
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Manny thanks, Alana, I so appreciate your kind, patriotic thoughts concerning my poem.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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