They Who Paid A Price

They Who Paid A Price

A Poem by Lettie

Another poem I wrote in six grade.

The fifty-six who signed,
were just trying to be kind.
Twelve had their homes burned to the ground,
the people who did it made no sound.
Nine died in the Revolution War,
when the British soldiers sailed to shore.
Two of their sons died the same way,
that caused a great big delay.
Five were tortured to death,
One wife got imprisoned, her name was Beth.
Thirty-two paid a terrible price,
because they were said to be traitors and not very nice.
They were helping, fighting for us,
just as Rosa Parks did on the bus.
They took a stand for what was right,
They spoke what they thought was true and fought with their might.
That important part of history,
may always be a mystery,
For those who signed,
were killed for being kind.

© 2010 Lettie

Author's Note

Another poem I wrote in six grade. It was suppose to be about a Histrical Event so I picked the signing of the Deceleration of Independence. I know it isn't that great, but it rhymed so I liked it. So I'm sure you can imagine eleven year old me, flipping out, because I made a poem that rhymed. Haha. But I am pretty sure a part of it isn't historically correct, since I think I made up the name Beth so it would rhyme with death, but other than that, everything else is true. :]

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i like it. im sure someone there was named Beth. its awsome that you still have writtings from back when. all of mine were lost with time

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Wonderland, WI

"Nobody important". Blimey, that's amazing. D'you know, in 900 years of time and space I've never met anyone who wasn't important before.;; I'm a girl to start out with, fifteen years young, but do.. more..

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