The Origins Of A Sovereign Nation – Remembering the American Revolution

An American Revolution…

The origins of a sovereign nation

Translation lost, of its great foundation

When Independence was declared

With balled up fists and nostrils flared

Muskets loaded and at the ready

Aim was true and lines held steady

They didn’t flinch, they didn’t whine

With rights and freedom were on the line

And many fell, but they weren’t forgotten

Laid to rest in fields of cotton

On Bunker Hill and Moore’s Creek Bridge

Hobkirk’s Hill and Basking Ridge

Patriots marched against the British

Drawn from every town and village

Their uniform, simple farmer’s wear

Powder horn and a good luck prayer

Behind the trees and deep in the woods

Ammunition limited, but their shots were good

Blackstock’s Farm and Fishdam Ford

Patriot victories with bayonet and sword

Tea was spilled in the Port of Boston

Ragged troops fought off exhaustion

Taxation without Representation

Would echo in the budding nation

The battle cries heard days and nights

At Videau’s Bridge and Groton Heights

Thirteen colonies that came together

Crossed the Potomac in the foulest weather

Wahab’s Plantation and the Royalton Raid

Despite the danger, they weren’t afraid

Combahee River and Bryan’s Station

And a little help from another nation

Patriots, heroes, women and men

Became the first Americans


American Revolution Information

Many of the battles of the American Revolution are referenced in this poem.  For a complete list of them, visit this link.

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

3 thoughts on “The Origins Of A Sovereign Nation – Remembering the American Revolution

  • July 3, 2018 at 9:20 PM

    Well researched and penned Ralph, those English had it comin! Great read. Cheers!

  • July 4, 2018 at 12:01 AM

    Well done, Ralph. I recognize all the battles you mention. Researching the American Revolution for articles taught me a lot about the early days of our nation. I have several articles on HubPages on different battles. It was a fascinating, awe-inspiring time in history and you portray it so well. Great read indeed. Take care.

  • July 7, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Thank you Ralph for being an American first most and then secondly for being a fantastic poet. Well done.


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