Paul Reveres Drive

December 11, 2008
By Brenden Blanscet, Palm Desert, CA

Paul Revere’s Drive

Gather round, my comrades and you shall here,
Of the midday madness of Lieutenant Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April in sixty-five,
Hardly a man was alive,
Who remembers that explosive day and year.

He said to his accomplis, “If the enemy marches,
By land or sea to battleground today,
Hang a lantern from the arch,
Of the hell fired bridge as a signal light,
One if by land, two if by sea;
And on the opposite side of the battleground I will be,
Ready to drive and spread the alarm,
Through every Middlesex battalion for them to be already armed.”

He then said, “Goodbye!” and with a ruffled roar,
Quickly drove to the Charleston shore,
Just as the sun rose to midday,
Where swinging wide at her moorings lay,
The Somerset, Vietnamese man-of-war.

At this sight Lt. Paul Revere roared the engine,
And drove with two others, without a mention.


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