Midnight Ride

January 13, 2009
By Olivia Haddadin, Portland, OR

An Ox and Cart you shall drive,
Back to the time of ’75,

And the midnight ride of Prescott, Dawes and Revere
Is a story you shall see and hear.

On the night of April 18,
Dawes and Revere were very keen.

As two lanterns hung upon the North Church Steeple,
Dawes and Revere set off to Lexington to warn all the people.

To warn all the country side, Revere had to shout,
From Medford to Lexington, “The Regulars are Coming Out!”

What Dawes yelled along his route was unknown,
But we do know both riders traveled their route alone.

Dawes and Revere met in Lexington and ran into Prescott,
Who helped them for hours and hours before the first bullet was shot.

With that much said, the Revolution started,
And the violence that occurred was very cold-hearted.

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This article has 4 comments.

jenjen said...
on Feb. 27 2009 at 10:28 pm
Amazing descriptive poem! What talent!

feli said...
on Feb. 21 2009 at 5:50 pm
WHOO! Go Olivia :]

Lucas said...
on Feb. 21 2009 at 3:50 am
Nice weaving of history and revolution patriots - it provides multiple threads for kids to follow and learn about the American Revolution.

readingurl said...
on Feb. 20 2009 at 3:31 am
It's really good!

BTW i'm felicia's friend.


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