Posts Tagged ‘father of his country’


Jefferson, Lincoln,

George, Thomas,
Theodore (Teddy),

Father of nation,

Penned Declaration,
Made Purchase.

Abe Lincoln:
Civil War, freed slaves,
Shot at Ford’s.

Rugged outdoorsman,
Rough Rider.


photo by Betty Wolverton-George at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/ncdV0z0/Mount+Rushmore+-+South+Dakota


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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…………..The Two Georges

The royal George was England’s tyrant king,
A sea dividing him from his command.
But rebel George reigned there and closed the ring.

Into the Boston Harbor, men did fling
The tainted tea taxed by the threat’ning hand
Of royal George, then England’s tyrant king.

A rag-tag army rose from edict’s sting.
And who would lead that ragged little band
But rebel George who later closed the ring.

Against that mob, the empire would then fling
A regimented force and navy grand
From royal George, then England’s tyrant king.

Upon Cornwallis, fatal trap did spring.
The sea was lost, and to his strip of land
Came rebel George who round him closed the ring.

One squeezed a colony, but could not cling.
One was the father of his fatherland.
The royal George was England’s tyrant king.
But rebel George reigned when he closed the ring.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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