America~RHODE ISLAND~by rldubour

ANOTHER CLASSIC BY THAT POET OF THE STATES (He lives in Massachusetts!!!)!!

OUR POETRY CORNER

Tuesday! time for another post from Knowing America with poetry, in alpha order the great state of:

RHODE ISLAND

Nicknamed the~~ Ocean State
The state motto is simply~~ Hope.
For the origin of this state’s name
At the bottom read the note.

The residents are called Rhode Islanders
The official rock is the~~ Cumberlandite.
The state tree is the Red Maple
And the mineral is the official~~ Bowenite.

Roger Williams the founder of Rhode Island
His vision of freedom he would teach.
Banned from Plymouth, Massachusetts
For views on his religion and his speech.

The Whitehorse Tavern is the oldest tavern
In the nation since 1673 and operating still!
In Pawtucket in 1790, Samuel Slater constructed
The first water-powered cotton mill.

The first Afro-American regiment fought
With honor, pride and grace.
And the Quonset hut was invented at
The Quonset Naval Reserve Base.

The Touro Synagogue is the oldest…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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