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AD 1777 - VALLEY FORGE
AD 1777 VALLEY FORGE
DECEMBER 27, 1777. PENNSYLVANIA
The first thing the awakening young Continental soldier felt was an icy cold, that chilled him to the very marrow of his bones. He did not have to open his eyes to remember where he was. He wanted it to be a nightmare.
He had been so tired at his guard post that he had fallen asleep while still standing up.
The young soldier opened his eyes with some effort, for the tired sweat upon his brow had dripped into his eyelids and nearly frozen them shut. He raised two numb, nearly frostbitten hands to rub his eyes.
After some painful stinging, he finally wrenched his eyes open. And all he could see was white.
He was leaning against his cabin, in the midst of a winter blizzard. It was a foggy morning on December the twenty-seventh, the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and seventy-seven. A dreary Christmas had passed by, unmarked and uncelebrated.
Only In My Dreams
Only when night leaks into the sky,
And the stars brighten up with glee,
Only when the silver moon is sighted nearby,
Do you appear beside me.
The day you left made me feel so empty,
Yet I could not shed one tear,
For what I felt was a hollow mystery,
To the days you were not there.
But each night I escape from the World I know,
To a place of my own where you hide,
And the words you speak from your heart to mine,
Keep me warm and joyful inside.
Yet the reason I felt so dark before,
Was not knowing what I know now,
Only in the form of a robin do you return,
And perched upon a branch... You watched me grow.
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