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Remember the Alamo

The Texans weren't supposed to be
 Holding the old mission.
Sam Houston sent Jim Bowie there.
 Said he had a vision.

Bowie wanted to save the fort.
 So did Colonel Travis.
They say when Santa Anna came
 Carnage there was massive.

Two hundred men would die that day.
 One was Davey Crockett.
He couldn't save the Alamo.
 Too few men to stop it.

Santa Anna won the battle,
 Taking back the city.
He killed each and every soldier.
 Showing them no pity.

Santa Anna was defeated
 Outside San Jacento.
The Texans bore the battle cry,
 Remember Alamo!

1/15/2013
RAY

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 8/9/2018 3:55:00 PM
In so many ways we do! Good job!
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Date: 6/24/2018 9:17:00 AM
Ray: A well "drawn" picture from our history. Thanks for sharing with all of us on the soup. Keep them coming. oldbuck
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Date: 6/23/2018 7:50:00 PM
Very well written! A true poet -- you bring it to life!
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Date: 6/23/2018 6:29:00 PM
Congratulations on your "Lifetime." I'll watch for your name. I am a fellow Texan and have wandered through the Alamo. Eerie feelings. Your poem is very reflective.
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Date: 6/23/2018 5:43:00 PM
Ray, as a fellow Texan this poem touches home; for me the Alamo is hallowed ground. I enjoyed reading this, I wrote a similar poem titled A Texas Shrine. All the best. John
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Date: 2/14/2013 7:55:00 PM
You were able to tell the story better than how we learned it in grammer school! Terrific teacher you are !! I enjoyed this one, Ray.....Congratulations!
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Date: 2/11/2013 3:02:00 AM
A great entry and win for you. Congratulations Ray! I visited the Alamo several years ago and l swear l could feel the sad energy of the spirits that still echo "Remember the Alamo".
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Date: 2/10/2013 8:53:00 PM
Ray, this poem is going straight into my favorite box... I'm impressed and I love any reading on the Alamo... Davy is my fav... and so is JIm... a sad event in history.. A bad man for not showing any pity. Congratulations ....LINDA
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Date: 2/10/2013 7:55:00 PM
Great meter and a well researched happening. Congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 2/10/2013 6:20:00 PM
Sometimes I wonder if we wouldn't all be better off having Mexico be part of the USA? Congrad's on your win! Light & Love
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Date: 2/10/2013 1:10:00 PM
Such bravery against odds unimaginable. Excellent write on the Alamo !! Enjoyed the read. Congrats on your win in the contest !!
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Date: 1/21/2013 2:55:00 PM
I love this, Ray...history that we should always remember. Thanks for sharing the truth which sometimes gets lost but always, always, comes to light! Well done. Always, Annalise
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Date: 1/21/2013 7:19:00 AM
love this,Ray,, just love the story and the sentiment that you inspire the reader with here...
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Date: 1/18/2013 10:45:00 PM
A good way to remember that part of history. Writing a poem on it! And what I find so amusing about the Alamo is that many people actually believe WE won that battle!!
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Date: 1/18/2013 9:28:00 AM
A taste of Americana, most of us have only learned this tragic, and real life story from the movies. As an educator, you can teach American history through your poetry. I am enjoying your poetry, Ray.
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