The emotion of the Revolutionary War is well documented in Poetry inspired both during the time and in modern America. In this section, we share some of this Revolutionary War Poetry with our community.
Our War For Freedom
The colonists resentment started out fast
when the Proclamation of 1763 was passed.
The British passed the proclamation in fear of more war
so the colonists could not settle West anymore.
The Stamp Act was passed in 1765,
but the colonists protested and it didn’t survive.
Some of the colonists who protested unweary
Are known as the Sons and Daughters of Liberty.
The Children of Liberty would stand strong,
that’s why the fight didn’t last long.
When the colonists gathered to protest in crowds,
“Taxation without representation” was hollered aloud.
The Stamp Act the British took back
only to pass the Declaratory Acts.
This act stated that parliament could
tax for any reason they thought they should.
The next acts to be passed
are known as the Townsend Acts.
These acts were brought about by a man named Charles,
they caused the colonists to protest wearing snarls.
The British came up with the Writs of Assistance.
They thought it would work, but it didn’t go the distance.
The colonists threw snowballs in front of a building.
The Redcoats came out firing and killing.
Now Crispus Attacks and four others lay dead.
When they first saw the Redcoats, they should have fled.
Following the shooting a short while after,
this instance became known as the Boston Massacre.
The Sons of Liberty rose up once again.
They threw a tea party in the harbor of Boston.
On that night of December of ’73,
we destroyed 342 chests of tea.
The Intolerable Acts were next to be passed,
and, unlike the others, the only to last.
These acts lasted only because of king George the third.
He knew these acts would make his purpose be heard.
These acts were given to the colonists in 1774
and due to these facts we started a war.
The First Continental Congress really got ticked
when the new governor, General Gage, by King George was picked.
The British marched to destroy supplies at Concord.
This threat by the British could not be ignored.
One night Revere set two lantern in the steeple.
These lanterns were to be seen by all of the people.
Two lanterns meant the British traveled by sea,
but the colonists decided they would not flea.
Revere road off with Dawes at his side
to warn all minutemen, Revere’s famous ride.
More than 4,000 colonists answered the call
and stood at Concord as a human wall.
The British destroyed supplies on that day,
but the colonists won sending the British away.
The Green Mountain Boys led by Arnold and Allen
seized Ticonderoga and became Green Mountain Men.
The fort had artillery, cannons and guns,
they gave them away to the Liberty Sons.
Now at the top of Bunker Hill
the colonists stood waiting with General Will.
This day on the hill we were short of supplies.
We waited to fire ’till we saw the whites of their eyes.
The time of decision came upon congress.
The need for independence was strongly stressed.
The declaration was written by Thomas Jefferson,
brought before congress and signed by six men.
On the Fourth of July we got our way,
this date is known as Independence Day!
Our story of freedom has now been told,
so go out and share it with the young and the old.