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Betsy Ross


Betsy Ross of Colonial days
Could never imagine the ways
Our United States flag would be blessed
To fly on the Moon and Mount Everest.


Sandra M. Haight

~7th Place~
Premiere Contest: (Your) Country 'Tis of Thee
Sponsor: Brahn Bailey
Judged: 09/06/2018

~1st Place~
Contest: Cleri-who?
Sponsor: Kim Merryman
Judged: 06/02/2015


The Clerihew poem came about in the 1920's and is named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875–1956), the English writer who invented it.  The rhyming structure of the Clerihew poem is AABB 




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Date: 9/9/2018 10:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win Sandra with your well written Clerihew. :))
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Date: 9/11/2018 7:13:00 PM
Thank you very much, Roy! I am pleased that you like it! Sandra :)
Date: 9/8/2018 6:04:00 PM
Bravo. Awesome imagery. Congrats on your well deserved win, Sandra.
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Date: 9/11/2018 7:12:00 PM
Thank you, Line, for your supportive and uplifting comments! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/7/2018 3:57:00 AM
Congratulations, Sandra on your win with cute poem.
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Date: 9/11/2018 7:12:00 PM
Thank you very much, Subimal! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/6/2018 9:50:00 AM
Congrats, Sandra. Good work.
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Date: 9/11/2018 7:11:00 PM
Thank you, Curtis! Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 6/4/2015 2:46:00 PM
Good flow and rhyme..You have chosen a wonderful historical character as well..I enjoyed reading your winner..Congrats..Thanks for stopping by my blog..Karter came to see me today..He was wired up and ready to go..Sara
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/7/2015 9:59:00 AM
Hi Sara, thank you so much for your nice comment and congratulations. I always look forward to your visits! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/2/2015 11:51:00 PM
Brilliant, Sandra, one of my favourites. This has probably been the most educational competition I've seen. Congrats on your win. Viv x
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/3/2015 3:56:00 PM
Thanks for your visit and nice comments on my poem! Loved this contest -- we learned so many facts about historical figures! Sandra
Date: 6/2/2015 10:25:00 PM
This is my fav so far Kim, congrats on your Cleri-who :) WIN.... SKAT
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Date: 6/3/2015 3:56:00 PM
Thanks so much, Skat. I appreciate your nice comments and support. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/2/2015 8:48:00 PM
Well done Sandra, she stitched together a symbol that united a nation
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Date: 6/3/2015 7:56:00 PM
Hi John, thank you for stopping by and for your nice comment! Sandra
Date: 6/2/2015 7:42:00 PM
Sandra, congratulations on your placement in the contest with this great entry and thanks for visiting my clerihew
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Date: 6/3/2015 7:57:00 PM
Thank you, BW! Your visits and support are so much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/2/2015 5:41:00 PM
Enjoyed, good win
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Date: 6/2/2015 5:27:00 PM
Congrats to you. SHe really liked our more historical type clerihews. I am seeing that!
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Date: 6/2/2015 5:16:00 PM
Sandra, good pen, congratulations on your win :~) Hugs Eve
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/3/2015 8:03:00 PM
Hi Eve, thank you! I appreciate your nice visits and encouraging comments! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/2/2015 4:37:00 PM
Well done Sandra, great clerihew....Seren
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/3/2015 8:02:00 PM
Thank you so much, Seren! I really appreciate your stopping by with your nice comment. Sandra
Date: 6/2/2015 4:29:00 PM
Congratulations on gaining a place on the winning podium, Sandra! A lovely and worthy clerihew. // paul
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Date: 6/3/2015 8:01:00 PM
Hi Paul, thank you for stopping by with your nice comment and congrats! It was a fun contest, and I believe we all learned some facts we didn't know before about some of history's greatest! Sandra
Date: 6/2/2015 4:25:00 PM
Dropping back with my congratulations Sandra I can see why this placed so highly a true hostorical figure:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 6/2/2015 4:22:00 PM
Congrats on a great win Sandra....
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Date: 6/2/2015 3:57:00 PM
Sandra, congrats on your top spot in my contest! I'm sure Betsy would be amazed at how far our flag has come. Excellent clerihew! Love, Kim
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/3/2015 9:48:00 AM
Thank you so much, Kim, for offering this great contest, and for my nice placement. It was fun to read the many submissions and to learn some unusual facts about other historical figures! Thanks again! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/30/2015 9:32:00 AM
this is a lovely one for Dear Betsy Ross!
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Date: 6/1/2015 7:10:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea! Sandra
Date: 5/29/2015 6:27:00 PM
Hi Sandra.. So nicely done. Love how you show the scope of the flag's presents!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/29/2015 8:48:00 PM
Thanks, Dave. Such wonderful accomplishments our country achieved--to be able to plant our flag on the highest mountain in the world, and our Moon 238,900 miles away! Very pleased you like it and I appreciate your visit and comments so much. Sanda
Date: 5/29/2015 7:18:00 AM
So true! This is great Sandra, good luc in the cintest.
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Date: 5/29/2015 3:31:00 PM
Thank you again, Richard. Your comments are much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 5/28/2015 1:51:00 PM
good luck in contest
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/29/2015 3:38:00 PM
I am thankful for our good luck wishes! Thank you for stopping by again. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/28/2015 1:09:00 PM
- I wish you good luck in the contest with your wonderful clerihew, Sandra - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/29/2015 3:39:00 PM
Thank you so much, Anne Lise. I appreciate your visit and nice comment and wishes. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/28/2015 12:42:00 PM
Very true, and a great Clerihew! :)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/29/2015 3:42:00 PM
Thank you, Laura. I remember that I played the part of Betsy Ross in a 6th grade school play many years ago! I appreciate your visit and nice comment. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/28/2015 9:16:00 AM
Nice write! Good luck!
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Date: 5/29/2015 3:43:00 PM
Hi Anna, thank you so much for stopping by with your nice comment and wishes for the contest! Sandra
Date: 5/28/2015 8:33:00 AM
what a wonderful clerihew Sandra- good luck in the contest:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/29/2015 3:43:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. I was Betsy Ross in a school play in grade school! Hugs, Sandra