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My Country 'Tis of Thee

When children are taught never to forget
conflicts’ lessons, to love all humans,
to honor those through history
who, selfless, wrought liberty. . .
Then will spangled dreams for
our peace be fulfilled
as God imparts 
tomorrow’s 
grace on
all.

For Brahm Bailey's (Your) Country 'Tis Of Thee Poetry Contest
Note: The Etheree form was created by Etheree Taylor Armstrong (Feb. 12, 1918-March 14, 1994). She was born in Arkansas, USA and is known for using this form a lot.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 9/8/2018 6:08:00 PM
Bravo, Andrea. Congrats on your win with this strong message.
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Date: 9/7/2018 9:07:00 PM
Wonderfully done and thank you for your condolence..
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Date: 9/7/2018 3:55:00 AM
Congratulations, Andrea on your win.
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Date: 9/6/2018 9:46:00 AM
A splendid piece Andrea! xomo
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Date: 9/6/2018 9:46:00 AM
Andrea. Congrats. These few lines say it all. Love it.
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Date: 9/6/2018 9:05:00 AM
Beautifully said Andrea..Congrats on your win..
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Date: 5/12/2013 3:34:00 AM
Beautiful Andrea. Congrats. Rick
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Date: 5/11/2013 10:30:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ANDREA, thanks for the nice and lovely poem you entered in my "Heaven Sent / Grace" contest. Take care of yourself and enjoy the blessings of today and tomorrow. LUV*LINDA
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Date: 10/23/2012 7:34:00 AM
Wow! A VERY Wonderful write/ etheree poem with its fascinating form my dear friend. Enough food for thought for me, love/hugs:) Leonora
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Date: 3/4/2012 12:23:00 AM
this is beautiful message Andrea, always fun to see poem-shaping like this ;)
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Date: 3/1/2012 2:56:00 PM
Good one for the contest Andrea. I just noticed it today while working at the shop for Ryan. Excellent Etheree my dear. love phyl
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Date: 2/26/2012 10:21:00 AM
Nice sincerity reminded. Really so wonderful that I have no words to thank you for this valuable piece. Done much well. Loved always and enjoyed with heart. bl
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Date: 2/25/2012 11:44:00 AM
Lovely sentiments indeed, Andrea
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Date: 2/25/2012 8:10:00 AM
Such a lovely form you have spilled out for us today.... Form and words are top shelf as always.....luv n hugs Michael
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Date: 2/25/2012 8:05:00 AM
amazing prohectic words Andrea.. good luck in the contest.. profound piece luv.. and so true..too..
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Date: 2/25/2012 7:46:00 AM
Amen my friend. But we can't just tell them we have to let them see it in our own lives before they will accept it in theirs. My mom used to say,"Do as I SAY do not as I do/" That's wrong because what you are saying to your children then is that you are a bad example to follow. But kids will always follow your example more than your words. Great job here. God Bless, JB
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Date: 2/25/2012 6:16:00 AM
like this. so true Andrea, today our leaders need to not only teach, but to lead by example. andrea tried to open your Winner in p.d's verse comp 'Thundering falls' told me the poem was not available. not the first time this has happened. harry
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Date: 2/24/2012 11:55:00 PM
Yes,I also believe so.Children are the future.They should be taught about world peace.Love the message here.Best wishes.
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Date: 2/24/2012 11:46:00 PM
Very interesting piece and IRONIC because I have been quite busy working on project dealing with victims of the 2 Nuclear Bombs that were dropped on Japan in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Both bombs instantly wiped out of 70,000 people in a few seconds....EACH. Hiroshima killed anywhere from 90-150,000 people...Nagasaki 70,000. A ton of innocent HUMANS!! Your poem STRUCK ME! A fave A SEVEN!
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Date: 2/24/2012 11:44:00 PM
You are so right about teaching our children the right ways to get along in this world so as to ensure we will have a chance for peace~~well done Andrea and best wishes for the contest..love,Deb
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Date: 2/24/2012 11:22:00 PM
And the best way to teach them is by living this way as an example. It is up to all of us to ensure Tomorrow's Grace is in good hands. Lovely poem, Andrea - thanks.
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Date: 2/24/2012 10:47:00 PM
Your etheree poem explains why the Third World War is overdue. We should all remember the past and what happened. Good work.
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Date: 2/24/2012 10:36:00 PM
Andrea, I LOVE this! I especially liked the use of the word 'spangled' I can't see Dane NOT putting this sky high. Into my fave's it goes. Hugs --- This is basically my ambition as a mom. This is what I have been thinking but have failed to put into words. YOU ARE AWESOME.
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Date: 2/24/2012 10:33:00 PM
This is a spectacular write my friend! I loved all the lines in this poem! I thoroughly enjoyed this write that I have read this evening Andrea! I believe that children are taught some of these things in grammar school and on up! They won't be taught of God in school cause it's prohibited...except for religious private schools! Thank you for sharing this poem this evening! I loved your write! Great Work!!
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Date: 2/24/2012 10:30:00 PM
Andrea, hi... nice poem.. grace should be a time of forever... enjoyed your entry.. good luck in the contest..pd
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