The Boston Tea Party

June 20, 2009
Little did those bossy British know,
What would hit them when they took the colonists dough.
And post that imprudent decree,
Friends, Brethren, Countrymen, and men of the sea.

In the area of Boston city,
There lived the Son’s of Liberty.
Who opposed the taxes the British put into act,
And decided that they were going to form a pact.

George Hewes with others planned a way,
To end the reign that the British put into play.
And stop the unfair taxing that hurt their trade,
By asking for more money than the colonists made.

They ordered the British to send back their boats,
That carried the tons of tea that should be going down their throats.
But the British refused because they were inept,
And insisted instead that the ships be kept.

When the Son’s of Liberty heard that they refused,
They were a little enraged but mostly amused.
For the British would be sorry that they had said “no,”
Because the Colonists had a thought to put on a show.

Their scheme was very witty and clever,
And required many men to join their endeavor.
Their thought was to dress each man like a native,
To make their plan very probative.

George Hewes and John Hancock rounded up volunteers,
And spoke their plan to all the men’s ears.
A howl was heard through the meeting hall,
When they heard that the British had ignore their squall.

All men knew the dangers, no matter their age,
Of partaking in the boats rampage.
The meeting ended with departing,
But the teas’ destruction would soon be starting.

They gathered on a nearby hill,
And shivered as they felt a chill.
They smothered red marks under their eyes,
That would serve as the group’s disguise.

They boarded the ship that night so still,
And took over against the captain’s will.
Each man stabbed at the barrels of tea,
Then picked it all up and dumped it into the sea.

The British soldiers did not attempt to impede,
And instead let the Son’s of Liberty proceed.
The weapon of protesting had thus been found,
And would one day be world renowned.

The men roared with excitement so loud,
And George Hewes beamed for he was so proud,
That his plan of dumping tea in the sea,
Had worked on December 16 of 1773.

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Jordan_Jawn said...
Apr. 8, 2016 at 6:34 am
Loved this poem I used it allittle
Jordan_Jawn said...
Apr. 8, 2016 at 6:34 am
Loved this poem I used it allittle
JRueben This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 8, 2012 at 12:16 am
I love the ryming, I love the wording, I love the setup, but I do think it could be cleaned up a little to make it a little smoother...other than that it's great,
MayMayKelseyBoo said...
Mar. 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm
That was a great poem! I think it was amazing! I like reading and typing poems so, yeah lol!
OoODerekOoO said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm
Wow, this is quite astounding. you made history, actually quite interesting, by making it rhyme in poem form as well. This is very niceley written. you should let your history teacher use it. ;) But i'm serious, this is quite a good poem. You are a very good writer, and I hope you continue. :) amazing job.

lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm
This was wonderful. I like the fact that you could put American history into a poem AND make it rhyme. It was very interesting to read. It had my attention the whole time. Good job!
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