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The Charge of the Bold City Brigade

Logan Bowles

Like most of you, I was thinking about 19th century poetry last night. I thought about Alfred, Lord Tennyson's narrative poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and how it talks about the "six hundred." Remembering that Bold City Brigade has a membership of over 600, I made the connection. So I changed it. You're welcome...


The Charge of the Bold City Brigade

by Downer JagFan -

1.

Through the league, through the league,
Through the league onward,
Into EverBank Field
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, Bold City Brigade!
"Chant for the Jags!" he said:
Into EverBank Field
Rode the six hundred.

2.

"Forward, Bold City Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' they knew
Someone had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
"Duval ‘til we die!"
Into EverBank Field
Rode the six hundred.

3.

Doubters to right of them,
Doubters left of them,
Doubters in front of them
Shatter'd and sunder'd;
Storm'd at with shout and bell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into EverBank Field,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

4.

Flash'd their shields in the air,
Flash'd their facial hair,
Supporting the players there,
Cheering them on, while
All of Duval wonder'd:
Plunged to the open field
To a line that wouldn't yield;
Texan and Titan
Reel'd from the mighty shield
Shatter'd and sunder'd
Then they rode back, but not
Just six hundred.

5.

Doubters to right of them,
Doubters to left of them,
Doubters behind them
Shatter'd and sunder'd;
Storm'd at with shout and bell,
Watched while the players fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Defeat
Back from the mouth of Hell,
But look at all of them,
More than six hundred.

6.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All Duval wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Bold City Brigade,
Noble six hundred.

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