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Ethan Allen

Now 1738 there was born a man... 
'name of Ethan Allen; his craw full'a sand,

Faced up to the guvenor of N Y, State..)
The green mountain boys would be part of his fate,

He took fort Ticonderoga as the hour grew late
This man of destiny; standing up to the plate,

As demands of imperial power hit nerves rubbed raw
Self-determination the watchword by tower and shore,

This flame a'burning makes its seat in their hearts
People "taxed over wars" wishing now to part,

The rest is history "how they made their stand..
Forced into conflict that led to freedom unplanned..!

A maverick Man
Tweaked by abbreviation and footnote
Copyright Joe Maverick 2012 

In support of Cyndi MacMillans "Mavericks contest" 




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  1. Date: 10/2/2013 2:19:00 PM

    hello Joe, im thinking of a nice stand... Ethan Allen, such a strong name... stopping by to read this one again. .. ps...thank you for making me smile during your comment. .. always nice hearing from you...hope you enjoy my newest poem, The Letter...I think you might like it...hope to hear from you again. ..always a fan...linda

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 3:30:00 PM

    Joe, a gnu is a wildebeest. they are really ugly creatures. I went online to hear the sound of one. The "death cry" so to speak. simply horrible!!!

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 8:06:00 PM

    Nice historical drama here. Please let me know of what you think of my "cosmology" poem. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 12:51:00 AM

    Hiya Jo-Mav! I always get a chuckle out of the title of this one--Ethan Allen furniture is the only brand of furniture that my family buys! Oh, and it all has to match too! Insane, I know! lol...Nice to see you swimming in the soup this morning,...hope u got your 8 hrs of sleep tho' bc I am makin' sure u take better care of yer-self and eatin' all them greens and oranges! :) gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 2:59:00 PM

    So interesting and informative, Joe. And I always thought Ethan Allen is a furniture company. Anywho - enjoyed mucho. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 5:11:00 PM

    things are right on with this poem Joe and thank you for your kind comments you are always there when I need cheering up would you consider doing a book as a co- author?I would like that if your a mind too,25 poems each and both with equal shares.Think about that and will talk again God bless bob

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 8:25:00 AM

    Well now dear poet....I'm gonna have to look up this Ethan Allen you wrote about ! Any time a poet here on the Soup writes about someone of yore, it strikes up my desire to learn of the soul a poet was eager to share ! TY Joe...have a bright day ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 10:29:00 AM

    A little bit of history,,, always liked history in grade school ;} have a great day Joe ;}

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 3:44:00 PM

    I think I will look up Ethan Allan and the Green mountain boys on the net... Thanks for the intro and your kind words about my poem. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 4:29:00 PM

    Hey, why don't you post your collaboration poem at least?? I just saw it at Michelle's I think.

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 9:01:00 AM

    love this informative piece, joe

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 4:00:00 PM

    great historicle write

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 3:32:00 PM

    Excellent choice Joe. Great job here and a fine tribute to a real patriot. God Bless and Happy Easter, JB

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:40:00 PM

    PLEASE tell me you are not a gnalsmoob!!!!!Did I even spell it right? I can't even remember the fool word!!

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 12:08:00 PM

    Joe, thank you for your comments. I'm hoping you'll post some new poems soon! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 11:24:00 AM

    Hey Joe! The maverick "a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates"....perhaps much like yourself?!:) Certainly the criteria shaping the pragmatic "Ethan Allen". Nicely penned, Joe! Best wishes, Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 8:38:00 PM

    he sounded indeed one of a kind, Joe. thank you for stopping by and your kind comment on my poem Truth

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 8:42:00 PM

    I have admired Ethan Allen for years so thank you for your poem about his life.

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 4:55:00 PM

    how deep the well, the water shall, flow like history, maverick man, did all to plan, left his mark the firebrand, smoke enshrouded mystery... thanks Joe Maverick "Ethan Allen" Don

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 9:18:00 AM

    Joe, good choice and great write about Ethan Allen. Congrats

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 11:40:00 AM

    Congratulations Joe on your well deserved win. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 9:15:00 PM

    Joe, thanks so much for entering my contest and I LOVED the lingo in this piece. It really captured a tone, and I appreciated that! Taught me something, too! Congratulations on your win. I really did enjoy reading this! Cyndi

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 8:37:00 PM

    Here I am again, but this time at this poem because it WON in the contest. Congratulations for the winners' list, Joe. Hope your day was grand.

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 6:39:00 PM

    thanks, friend, congrats to you too, well done, jag

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 4:39:00 PM

    A great revolutionary war hero. You have described him rather well in this work. Did you know the Phillies had an outfielder years ago by the name of Ethan Allen? There is also a local chain of furniture stores around my area known as Ethan Allen Furniture.

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 4:10:00 PM

    Heya Joe, Don't think less of me, but I only knew of "Ethan Allen Furniture"...knew nothing of his historical contribution. Now I will have to read up on him!...Yes, great to see u in the top 10 as well. Congrats!!! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 10:02:00 PM

    congrats Joe on a marvelous write ande win for this Maverick..luv..

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 5:56:00 AM

    very cool tribute to an awesome man good luck in contest

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 3:40:00 PM

    A fine tribute to a brave man. God Bless and thanks so much for your comment on "Debit and Credit". So glad you liked it. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 1:21:00 PM

    A beautiful poetic history lesson Joe. Good luck in the contest. Lay

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