The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

January 12, 2010
By Alexander Okamoto BRONZE, Palm Desert, California
Alexander Okamoto BRONZE, Palm Desert, California
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This is the story about Paul Revere
A man who fought through his fear
The night he had his midnight ride
When hours later so many men died.

On April 18, 1775
A flame in the North Church Tower was lit alive
Revere looked across the bay
Saw the light and galloped away
With a final glance before he turned
A second light slowly burned.

He rode in the night and did not slow

The midnight light lit up the road

The wind whistled past his face
He could hear it whisper, “Keep up the pace.”
His horse galloped as fast as a train
It kept on going even through the rain.

As he rode into Lexington
His only feeling -- adrenaline!
When he arrived it was one ‘o’clock
He yelled and screamed, “People! Grab your gun’s stock!”

As he set his sights on Concord
Lexington prepared to draw their sword
Paul Revere quickly arrived
Hoping his news would help them thrive.

With the farmers ready
They held their guns steady
Thanks to Paul
We saw the British fall!

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This article has 10 comments.

TerryL said...
on Feb. 16 2010 at 3:43 pm
Great job Alex, very professional and I really understand Paul Revere now.

Thanks for the terrific read

lm & rm said...
on Feb. 8 2010 at 4:46 pm
Great job Alex. You have great talent, keep up the good work. I enjoyed you poem very much.

gOGHVW said...
on Feb. 4 2010 at 11:17 pm
Awesome Alex, good job!

Aunti Pam said...
on Feb. 4 2010 at 10:19 pm
OK...just read it again...and I got chills! This is SO great! We all loved it!!

Jess said...
on Feb. 4 2010 at 4:26 pm
Awesome Poem. Very good job.

I loved it. Keep writing : )

on Feb. 4 2010 at 3:52 pm
So Good! I loved it!

on Feb. 4 2010 at 3:49 pm
This is such a great poem!

Very impressed FIVE STARS FOR YOU ALEX!!

Aunti Pam said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 11:13 pm
Awesome job, Alex! You're quite a writer! I LOVED it!

Proud Mom said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 2:00 pm
Loved it! I felt like I was there!

Donna G said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 1:08 pm
Great Job Alex! I enjoyed your poem very much!


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