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The Covered Bridge

As we traveled along in our horse and buggy
The air smelled heavy with dew 
Our horses were tired and hungry
And most of us were too

We only have a days travel at least
we might as well rest for a bit
So I set up camp by this covered bridge
and decided to have a sit

My bread and dried meat tasted bland
so I washed it down with some mead
Set up my bed, and unpacked my things
fell asleep in the summer heat

I awoke to some movement off in the woods
was my mind just playing games
i heard nothing more, so I laid my head
fell asleep to the crackling flames

The fog became dense, much too thick to see
A scream shattered through the night
i grabbed my things, pulled sword to hand
running, ready for a fight

I heard the clash of steel ring through the air
the smell of battle on the rise
I met the enemy head on
screaming bloody battle cries

Casting soldier after soldier down to the ground
I heard their grunts and moans
Taking them down quickly
Before their brothers hear their groans

But there were just too many to hold off
The bodies were starting to pile
So I grabbed a few guys
and got every women and child

We ran down the road to the Covered Bridge
and hid down in the ravine
We heard the horses hoofs overhead
and we were never seen

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  1. Date: 11/4/2008 6:15:00 PM
    Great write. Congrats on being featured this week. Wood

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 6:08:00 PM
    What a story your poem is, a part of history you described so well. This one does deserve to be featured this week. Well done! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 2:16:00 PM
    This is a reminder of the cost of war. Interesting story in poetry form. Congratulations on being featured this week. Keep on writing. Wishing you continued success. Karen

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 8:59:00 AM
    Wow. Great poetic story! Congratulations Andrew on a wonderful featured write! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 4:41:00 AM
    Andrew thank God you got away - Great poetic tale - congrats on being featured this week - God Bless

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 4:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being featured this week Andrew. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 5:22:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrew, on this awesome poetic story "The Covered Bridge" being featured. Vince