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Oh Virginia

Oh! Virginia

Come travel back with me to Old Virginia 
The namesake of Elizabeth: the Queen
No other state possesses such charisma...
Oh! Mother, of this nation... evergreen. 

The Old Dominion, (fifth realm of the Crown),
Birthed many 'Declaration' signers here
As well as Presidents...heroes abound,
From battles fought for Freedom we endear. 

The Commonwealth is full of history:
From Jamestown...Williamsburg...and even Poe;
Virginians' Honour and Integrity...
Are still the code for living--not just show. 

The Blue Ridge, Country Ham, and Brunswick Stew...
Virginia! Oh! Virginia! I love you...


deborah burch©1.3.2017


Form: Sonnet 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 1/7/2017 9:20:00 PM
I really like this Deb. Well written. Now I know why you called me neighbor. That we are but Virginia is very big. Congratulations.
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Date: 1/7/2017 6:37:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Deborah.
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Date: 1/7/2017 5:01:00 PM
Back again my friend. Congrats on your fine win with this great poem!
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Date: 1/7/2017 4:43:00 PM
Beautiful glimpse of where you live congratulations, Deborah, on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/7/2017 11:53:00 AM
I almost start singing when reading your poem :) It reads like a song. Congratulations!
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Deborah Burch
Date: 1/7/2017 2:17:00 PM
Lol!! Thanks Darren!! You're so kind to me!! Big Hugggs!! Deb
Date: 1/6/2017 12:54:00 PM
A lovely tribute sonnet which goes on to prove that history is one of your pet subjects, Deborah! Were I to ever make it to Virginia I'd pre-book you to be my guide:) Hugs // paul
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Deborah Burch
Date: 1/7/2017 2:12:00 PM
Thank you dear!!;)
Date: 1/5/2017 7:42:00 AM
- No reason to doubt ... you love Virginia, Deborah :) - A beautiful poem :) - Good luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Deborah Burch
Date: 1/5/2017 10:22:00 PM
Big Hugggs!! Anne-Lise!!! Thank you so much!! Love you bunches!! Deb
Date: 1/4/2017 3:32:00 PM
I wish I loved Utah as much as you love Virginia. GREAT job of paying tribute to this beautiful state. I have been there a bit and I love its greenery.
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Deborah Burch
Date: 1/4/2017 4:08:00 PM
Thank you Andy!! :) I still love Utah!! I miss it. I'm sure it's changed since I lived there as a child. I first learned about a hoppy ta there!! Big Hugggs sweetie!! Love ya. Deb
Date: 1/3/2017 9:50:00 PM
You have composed a fine tribute to the state of Virginia my friend. Certainly a very creative and top class sonnet. A7
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Deborah Burch
Date: 1/3/2017 9:54:00 PM
Thank you Robert!! I read your golden hair poem... deeply grabbing!! I'll go back and comment...couldn't at the time. Big Hugggs my friend!! Deb