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The Midnight Ride of ... Sybil Ludington

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Assembled by her father, all were ready for action

Tho' they numbered far fewer than the large British faction.

But with hearts filled with passion they marched off to Danbury,

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And surprised the Brit Regulars, who'd been making damn merry  

With the liberal use of the rum they'd discovered

When the Patriots' hidden supplies were uncovered.

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In chaotic astonishment drunken redcoats retreated,

Which swayed the next battle, where the Brits were defeated.

Sybil was hailed "heroine," like none'd ever outranked her,

And even George Washington came calling, and thanked her.

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She was but Sweet Sixteen, while Paul's age was forty.

His miles were sixteen, but her mileage was forty!

So why's she forgotten, un-revered in history

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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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