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The Midnight Ride of ... Sybil Ludington

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Passing up those of Brit supporters and Tories,

She rapped on the doors of those who would trust her,

And shouted, "make haste - to Ludington's to muster!"

 

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And lo! As she galloped, through the dark of the night

A glimmer - and then, a gleam of bright light!

The fires of Danbury, just a few miles away,

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Glowed on the horizon like the dawn of the day.

Shiv'ring and mud-covered, her skin cut by thorn bushes,

She deftly evaded one or two ambushes

While riding for hours throughout Duchess County,

Calling to arms the local Patriot army.

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By the time she returned home to see dawn's first luster,

Four hundred had answered her shout out to muster!

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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