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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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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
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Seren Roberts
Date: 12/15/2012 3:05:00 PM
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
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
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Seren Roberts
Date: 11/29/2012 12:54:00 PM
Thanks for stoping by Sara.... Seren
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.
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Seren Roberts
Date: 11/28/2012 12:34:00 PM
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
Date: 11/28/2012 5:31:00 AM
Well done sass, like how you worked 'rabble' in there xx
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Seren Roberts
Date: 11/28/2012 5:47:00 AM
lol Mandy,had to didnt I......Seren
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 :)
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Seren Roberts
Date: 11/28/2012 3:03:00 AM
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
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
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Date: 11/28/2012 2:59:00 AM
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
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Seren Roberts
Date: 11/28/2012 2:54:00 AM
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