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Comment from cterp
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I sure hope you are right! Next goes Scotland, scooting off, then goes Northern Ireland, piping away. Can the rest of Ireland be far behind?

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Hi Chris. Thank you for reading this little 5-7-5. I think they will tumble one after the other. All nations want sovereignty. Marilyn
Comment from royowen
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I watched a lot of my investment dollars fly out the window, along with my European passport, (I hold a British passport as well as an Aussie one) but I'm not particularly worried, we in Australia don't depend on Europe for our economy, mainly Asia and the U.S. Well done with this 3 liner Marilyn, good on you, blessings, Roy

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Thank you, Roy. There will be temporary instability and confusion, but every country and every person has the right for self determination. Mish-mashing together in group sovereignty would never fly with me. The British are tough and I don't see them as being followers. They proved it when they made this decision. I do believe there will be other countries desiring sovereignty who will follow. Marilyn
reply by royowen on 24-Jun-2016
    I agree, when they joined in 1973, we felt deserted and betrayed, but we turned to other markets, and prospered and are no longer dependant, on anyone in particular, but I agree about your view about Britain, it defines me also, well done, Roy
Comment from brenda bickers
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Hi Marilyn,
Oh boy, am I a happy bunny today.
I was so hoping this would go our way.
Cameron has resigned and we have our country back, we can do this.
Thank you for your kind words.
Brenda:))x

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Congrats, Brenda. I'm happy too. I'm in the States, but follow news closely as I'm a news junkie. England has always been a leader in the world. Its people have backbone and are tough. The U.S. citizens have turned into a mushy, squishy nation with present admin and many are ticked off. We need an infusion of what England showed today. Kudos! Kudos! Every country deserves self rule. I do believe the EU will lose more countries. Nobody or country wants to be second fiddle. Thank you for your review. Marilyn
Comment from Dean Kuch
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Way to go, Brits! I just knew you had it in ya!
Yes, of all the countries other than these great United States I would choose to live in, Marilyn, Great Britain, Australia, and Canada would be atop my list.

Well done, both to the poet and the Nation!
~Dean :)

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Thank you, Dean. The Brits have always had backbone, strength of their convictions. They proved it today. I do believe other nations will follow. Every country needs to determine its own self destiny. We need more backbone here in the States. Hopefully that will come soon. Marilyn
reply by Dean Kuch on 24-Jun-2016
    We can only hope...and pray.
    You're more than welcome, Marilyn.
    ~Dean
Comment from TAB_that's me
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They will indeed now determine their own destiny. I hope it works out well for them. Big news for them. Nice little poem.

Teresa

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Thank you Teresa. I do believe other countries will follow. No person or country wants to give his/her/its sovereignty away. Marilyn
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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Marilyn,
I commend you for writing this with your POV 'out there' for anyone who disagrees to attack.

You did a great job with the format--good syllable count & the picture is perfect. Your last line is so true. Early this morning the major news channels were covering this as
breaking news & how it will affect the US. I don't know of the specifics, but I do believe the people should be able to
decide for themselves. I know it is a complicated issue.

Good job and thanks for sharing a well written poem on a historic event. Janny

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Hi Janny. The Brits are tough cookies. They don't like being pushed around. We need more of that here. Thank you for your supportive review. Marilyn
Comment from dejohnsrld (Debbie)
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This is an issue I know very little of except it was highly controversial. I do like your supportive poem about it though, my friend~Debbie

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Hi Debbie. Thank you for your review of this piece. British citizens are very courageous to go against the EU. There will be chaos, but I believe other countries in the EU will follow Britain's lead. Marilyn
Comment from bob cullen
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I believe your opinion is probably correct, but I fear their will severe financial and political consequences as a result.

The next few months will provide interesting viewing. Let's hope their courage is rewarded



 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Hi Bob. Thank you for your review. I do believe Britain's courageous action will snowball to the other EU countries. Yes, there will be chaos as all big decisions and changes tend to bring. However, every country deserves the right to determine its own destiny. Marilyn
Comment from NJK62
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This is a resonant poem. The alliteration gives force to the lines 'Bravo! Great Britain' and 'Determine your destiny'. The final line is productively ambiguous: the image of the snowball might suggest that other countries will follow Great Britain's lead and that the EU has been attacked by GB. An interesting and effective piece. Nigel.

 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Thank you for your review, Nigel. Scotland is rethinking its vote to stay in. I think other countries will follow Britain's courageous action. Marilyn
reply by NJK62 on 24-Jun-2016
    Pleasure. Nigel.
Comment from giraffmang
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Hi there,

I hate to break this to you but your piece is factually incorrect. It wasn't Great Britain that voted to leave, it was Britain. Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales. Britain and the UK are the same thing consisting of these three plus Northern Ireland. It was all four countries involved in the vote.

Incidentally both NI and Scotland actually voted to stay in but more there are more people in Wales & England so out they all go!

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 Comment Written 24-Jun-2016


reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    I hate to break this to YOU, giraffmang, but this will snowball and other countries will get out. Scotland is rethinking its decision right now. Time will tell. Every country deserves the right of self determination. I congratulate the brave citizens who voted for their country's sovereignty. Much needed here in the States. Marilyn
reply by giraffmang on 24-Jun-2016

    You don't need to break it to me. I live in the UK and am very much aware of the situation. Not sure why your response is so antagonistic toward me.

    I only pointed out the inaccuracy of the piece as Britain & Great Britain aren't the same thing.
reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    It could be your four stars that helped. Keep an eye on Scotland and the other nations in the EU. Marilyn
reply by giraffmang on 24-Jun-2016

    I wouldn't rate a poem with verifiable factual inaccuracies as excellent, would you?

    There are already calls in Holland and France for a referendum following this too. Possibly one brewing for Northern Ireland too, especially from those who seek a United Ireland.

    Scotland had a referendum in 2014 about independence and voted to stay in the UK. I'm not surprised they are calling for another now as 62% voted to remain in Europe.

    I wholeheartedly believe in self-determination. it's the basis of democracy after all.
reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    To honor you, I will change Great Britain to great Britain, as from my point of view it is a great nation who has always been a strong world leader. As for me, I never give less than 5 stars. If I can't find something worthy in a piece, I skip it entirely. As for an error, I give the author a "head's up" before degrading their piece. You and I are coming from two different places.
reply by giraffmang on 24-Jun-2016
    Definitely from different places as four stars isn't degrading anything. That presupposes that the stars are the writer's to begin with and their piece has been downgraded rather than having them awarded. four stars means the piece is good, which in itself shows the piece is worthy.

    These are also the guidelines the site uses.
reply by the author on 24-Jun-2016
    Everyone has to do what their conscience tells them to do. As for me, it isn't worth it to squabble. Personally, I think the star system on FanStory should be axed. I'd rather see commentary reviews suggesting a change than downgrade an author. But, hey, that's me. I gave you credit for your input -- go look.