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A Soldier Remembers

Rating: 3.2

That bitter night in Valley Forge stands above my other memories.
‘Twas winter, and the snowy winds whistled through the trees.
Gathered ‘round a dying fire, soldiers shivered from the night chill.
Few were sleeping; others keeping solemn vigil stood still.

At the edge of the encampment, a movement caught my eye.
A dark form disappeared behind a bush; could it be a spy?
Quietly I rose and, following the footprints, slipped into the night.
A trail of bloody snow was all that I could discern in the moonlight.

As I reached the clearing, I saw a crumpled figure bent low.
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Amanda Lukas 10 September 2006

This is a true and beautiful work of art. Very peaceful and quite charming. A pleasure to read peoms of a new fellow poemhunter member! I look forward to reading more of your work in the future! Best wishes and welcome.

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Christopher Turner 17 August 2006

I love this poem! I have always been a huge fan of history! Really good. -C. G. Turner

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Leigh A. Hill 10 June 2006

I love historical poems, and you did a great job on this one! i like it, love starr!

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