Once the world seemed so large, an impassable expanse,
we set out of foot, and strode the open, and often hostile terrain.
Battling the elements and obstacles on our advance,
some force in us hungered to move, what it was we couldn’t explain.
We set out exploring, settling and taming the wild,
crossed stormy oceans, into a dark unknown.
From this migration, cultures and customs were styled.
Following the sun, and the stars, guided by the light from those that shone,
they invited and beckoned in us a wanderlust.
Cities arose and spread; civilization was created.
Now the ruins of what once was long ago, lie buried in the dust,
gone are those abundant crops, from fertile fields cultivated.
Fast forward, centuries roll by, ushering a sense of community,
the Renaissance, the industrial revolution, technology and the automobile.
Across the land was born a drive, we used our ingenuity,
that vitality brought a new day, and the New Deal.
We’ve been through favorable and harsh times, it hasn’t been perfect; far from it,
we’ve stumbled and fallen, made our share of mistakes.
Humbled we’ve bouced back up, back on our feet, we didn’t quit.
we bandaged our wounds and ignored our aches.
We came together and sacrificed in times of need,
and rose to the occassion, and answered the rally.
No matter the battle that raged, we would succeed,
and the victory would be the finale.
In trying times, no goals are unreachable,
friends, neighbors and strangers unite for the good fight
Together we’re a force unbeatable,
once we overcome our misconceptions, the world is full of color, not just black and white.
The above piece was writen for a poetry contest, the theme which was, community.
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