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Free Verse entries for the Word Picture Contest
#951124 added February 3, 2019 at 10:38pm
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The Pursuit of Dreams
The Pursuit of Dreams

β€œGo west, young man!” and with these spoken words
A nation lifted up its eyes to see
The far-flung vistas that before remained
Obscured in mists shrouding the horizon.

A need to know what lies beyond, ingrained
By generations who crossed the oceans
For a promise, thin as the pungent gruel
They blessed, of a chance for a better day.

By wagon, by horse, by foot they traversed
This land of endless possibilities.
The next valley, the next mountain, onward
Toward the sunset, building a nation.

Their journey complete, at the ocean’s edge
They discarded their old world heritage
And loudly proclaimed β€œWe’re Americans!”
And with those words, a new journey began.

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An entry for the Feb 3 - 10 round of "Word Pictures Contest
Prompt: Image
Form: Free Verse
Line Limit:  7 - 40
Line Count: 16
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