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by Sum1
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Just a small fun poem, about the states I've visited, once or twice
The States I’ve Been In

I was born in the USA many moons ago
Moved all across the land, even Ohio.
Visited Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont,
But many more remained, visiting those was a want.

Massachusetts has such history, Boston and more,
Bunker Hill, and the Cape Cod National Seashore.
But there were many more states calling to me,
So I visited Rhode Island, Iowa, and New Jersey

New York is beautiful, more so upstate than the city,
Been to the beaches of California, surfed in Hawaii.
I love the area around DC , but it’s not in Maryland.
Every time I’m out that way, I visit there again,

Been through the hills of Virginia, Bourbon County of Kentucky
Dover Delaware was nice, yet still more called to me
Indiana has the race, peaches are renowned in Georgia
But I’ve been in that state, as well as West Virginia

Florida’s full of sunshine, while Tennessee’s the Volunteer State,
If I get to any others, I’ll be patient, and quietly wait
Have been to the National Seashore in North Carolina
Favre’s from Mississippi, not from South Carolina

Connecticut was small, but not so Pennsylvania
I’ve visited New Orleans down in Louisiana
Michigan has the lake, Alabama has cotton
The Sooners are Oklahoma; Illinois, is it rotten?

Texas is known for being big, Kansas has tornados
Nebraska? I really can’t say, but love New Mexico
Mt. Rushmore and the badlands are in South Dakota
While T. Roosevelt National Park is in North Dakota

Wisconsin’s known for cheese, Colorado for its peaks
Wyoming has Yellowstone, but there’s still more I seek
Minnesota has ten thousand lakes, Utah has a salty one
Missouri is beautiful, a favorite state is Washington

Idaho’s known for potatoes; Arkansas, with this I’m lost
I know I’m almost there, but man, at what a cost
Arizona has the Dutchman’s mine, big skies are in Montana,
Oregon has the Columbia, and silver is in Nevada

I’ve mentioned forty nine states, I’ve visited once or twice
But there’s one I haven’t been in, that’s not very nice
Can you guess which one it is, which one I’ve not been in
It’s really not very hard, just find that one, and begin!

Jim Dorrell

As of January 4th, 2014, I made it to that elusive 50th State!
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