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New Jersey

What does it mean to me
New Jersey
It means smell and warmth
iI…….  oops wrong sort of Jersey
Here we go start again …….

Was the home of the Lenape Indians
Till the Dutch and Swedes came their way
Followed by the British who named
It after a channel island off the UK

Was the home of many a battle
Including the American revolutionary  war
Who tried to oust the British rabble
Not such an easy chore

New Jersey has many counties
21 was the latest score
Morris County was indeed a pleasant one
Rich in tradition and folk lore
                   THEN
Theirs Atlantic and Bergen, Burlington too
Camden, Cape May, Cumberland  to name but a few
Essex, Gloucester and Hudson come next in line
Hunterdon,  Mercer and Middlesex are doing just fine
Monmouth, Morris and Ocean is that enough
Pacific, Salem and Somerset I am now out of puff
Sussex, Union and Warren  …….That is New Jersey

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  1. Date: 12/15/2012 7:43:00 AM
    I liked the reference to the Swedes. Not many folks know that Sweden had a colony in America for a while along the Delaware River. They brought the log cabin idea to America. Cheers, Roy

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 12/15/2012 3:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thamk you Roy for confirming I had done my homework on this. I am on the other side of the pond so didnt have a clue, had to do some reading first....Seren
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:10:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your informative work about NJ..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the congrats on my work..Sara

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/29/2012 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stoping by Sara.... Seren
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 11:04:00 AM
    I loved this lovely composition / Is New Jersey filled with fine tradition / Is there also controversy / In the 21 counties of New Jersey? Thank you for sharing your poem. I learned a lot.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/28/2012 12:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ummm dont rely on what a Welsh Girl says about US. I did read this though. Maybe a New Jerseyite can help me on that score. Glad you liked it anyway. the 21 names are right. lol ..Seren
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 5:31:00 AM
    Well done sass, like how you worked 'rabble' in there xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/28/2012 5:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol Mandy,had to didnt I......Seren
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 3:01:00 AM
    Thank you for telling about "your" New Jersey, Seren - well written. - Wish you a nice day. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/28/2012 3:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol Anne Lise, sorry I cant be too serious where poetry is concerned. If I think it so i write it. Thanks for commenting...Seren
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 2:50:00 AM
    Seren a very informative write, have you ever thought of doing a Chant Royal? I think you would do very well with the form....David

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/28/2012 2:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Geez David what you trying to do to me, just looked up Chant Royal no way would have to think of the endings too much, wouldnt flow in my mind naturally. But never say never
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/28/2012 2:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    will have to look that up, David i just write whatever is in my head, cant be too serious like most on here. because i dont know enough about writing poetry and using the long words that i have to look up in dictionary when reading some of them. To me some of them are so full of these words they dont make sense. lol .........Seren