Dec 15, 2009

The General

Came from Virginia,
A wealthy family,
Father was in the Revolution.

Went to West Point,
Graduated too.
Served in the army for many a year,
And freed his slaves.

But then war broke out
Between the North and the South,
And he had to fight for his state which he loved.

Fought hard and lost,
But it wasn't his fault.
Just wasn't on the winning side.

Retired, and died a few years after.
Not a full citizen again
'Til a century later.

Robert E. Lee.

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