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-On September the sixteen, sixteen-hundred and twenty The Mayflower set sail for the land of milk and honey To the land called Virginia, on a map they were shown The Pilgrims will leave England and travel to the unknown The Pilgrims seek to work and raise their families freely To live by Gods law in truth and believes was ideally Their faith is strong, their spirits on fire They hungered for freedom, to worship God, their desire Aboard the Mayflower was a hundred and two That didn't include the captain and crew The owner and captain was Christopher Jones And a crew of 30, their fate?...was unknown The Pilgrims, would embark on a 66-day quest Conditions were horrible, their bodies in distress In a stench filled dungeon, one deck down below Heard the Saints singing praise to God - their faith would only grow Reaching Virginia was uncertain as the winter winds blew Circling back to Cape Cod was a safe thing to do On November the twenty first, Sixteen-hundred and twenty The Mayflower reached America, the land of Milk and Honey 11/3/2021 A Noteworthy Ship Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Robert James Liguori October 17, 2021 ~ Honorable Mention ~

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Date: 1/12/2022 7:29:00 PM
Nice to re-read beyond the long weekend of Thanksgiving. Shalom shalom in Jesus
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Debra L Brown
Date: 1/13/2022 11:38:00 AM
Thanks Anil, I'm glad enjoyed it, Blessings Debra
Date: 12/28/2021 1:46:00 PM
I enjoy the way you write. Love the history and faith!
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Date: 12/28/2021 1:59:00 PM
Your words are to kind ~ Debra
Date: 12/20/2021 7:41:00 PM
A historical incident is beautifully given life and blood once more through your narration. Spot on for the occasion of Thanksgiving, Debra ....
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Date: 12/20/2021 7:46:00 PM
Thanks Valsa, you are so sweet to comment. Fall is my favorite season of the year. Blessings ~ Debra
Date: 11/15/2021 4:50:00 PM
Beautiful and true; "Virginia became New England, because of storms of Providence." America is blessed. Happy Thanksgiving Debra. shalom shalom
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/16/2021 12:17:00 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! Anil, Thank you! for the comment. Many Blessing ~ Debbie
Date: 11/13/2021 2:44:00 PM
enjoyed this well composed and timely piece. You're reference to the pilgrims voyage, their hardships, and devout faith are a perfect reminder to all of us as we approach the Thanksgiving season.
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/13/2021 9:14:00 PM
Nancy, Thank you for a pleasant comment. I'm happy you enjoy this poem. May you have a Blessed, Thanksgiving ~Debbie
Date: 11/12/2021 11:22:00 AM
Wonderstruck I am at reading this poetic piece about the Mayflower. 'Their faith is strong, their spirit on fire'... you tell the story well. Thank you for creating and sharing this wonderful poem.
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/12/2021 6:12:00 PM
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy the poem and Thank for the kind words. Have a Blessed night ~ Debra
Date: 11/11/2021 12:29:00 AM
Wow Debra, enjoyed reading this historical piece...the Mayflower's Journey...Hugs...~ Ani
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/11/2021 1:16:00 PM
I was happy you enjoyed the poem. Thank You for taking the time to comment. Many Blessings ~ Debbie
Date: 11/9/2021 3:58:00 PM
I recall the history and how I believe half of them died enroute to America. Or at least half were dead by end of winter. So it ended up being a pretty small crowd at the first Thanksgiving!!
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Date: 11/9/2021 4:47:00 PM
Hi! Andrea, Yes, sadly half of the passengers died, because of a hash winter. One died on the Ship to America, a young man by the name of William Button. There were a total of 53 Pilgrims out of 102 passengers left at the First Thanksgiving, 22 men and 4 women. Blessing ~ Debbie
Date: 11/9/2021 10:49:00 AM
Superb historical piece Debra, with real insightful imagery and great rhyme too. I really enjoyed this as I'm reading a book about the Mayflowers amazing journey.Blessings,Gordon in Scotland.
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/9/2021 2:21:00 PM
Yours words are very kind, I'm happy you enjoyed the poem. The Mayflower was an courageous journey that's for sure. I can't image going though that hurricane. The people were crammed in the passenger quarters as is. Then have all that water pouring down on them, from the ships deck.. "Terrifying"..... Thank You, Gordon for taking time to comment. Enjoy the Book on The Mayflower ~Debra
Date: 11/8/2021 7:30:00 AM
Wow Debra, what a wonderful history lesson you have created! I am very impressed by your knowledge and your skillful poetry. Blessings, Paulette
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/9/2021 2:35:00 PM
Hi Paulette, I enjoy reading about the history of this country.... Thank You taking the time to comment ~ Debbie
Date: 11/7/2021 6:37:00 PM
Gorgeous historical rhyme, Debra!
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/7/2021 7:04:00 PM
Thank You, James for your kind word. Blessings ~ Debbie
Date: 11/6/2021 8:00:00 PM
Rather a miracle, this voyage, as comes through so well in your poem... Next in the 'series:' The Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving... ~ April Showers, Owner of May Flowers Moving Company
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/7/2021 6:00:00 PM
Hi Gershon, I'm surprise myself they did make to America. They went though a Hurricane, tropical storms. The main Mask cracked on the ship, It leaked, sea sickness. The passengers quarters was 80 x 20 with 5ft high ceilings. Only one person died. It was a miracle for sure Thanks G~ It's always nice talking to you, ~ Debbie
Date: 11/6/2021 1:42:00 PM
I enjoy reading your poem of faith and courage. Hearts for God were the seeds of America's beginning. Praise God. Well written and good rhyming Debra. Bill
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/6/2021 2:01:00 PM
Thank You Bill, I love history and to read about the faith these people had and the love for God, was a blessing. Thank you, for your words of encouragement. God Bless ~ Debbie
Date: 11/6/2021 11:03:00 AM
And what a mess they made of things! (4 of my ancestors were aboard).
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Date: 11/6/2021 2:11:00 PM
Hi! Rico, What a blessing to have discovered you have 4 ancestors aboard the Mayflower. Your Genealogy must be very interesting. Blessings ~ Debbie