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"AMERICAN PIONEERS" by Tom Zart

Postby Tom Zart » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:18 pm

"AMERICAN PIONEERS"
by Tom Zart


Pioneers learned to adapt
To their strange demands of life;
From the moment they left home
With their wagon, children and wife.

The lone hunter of the past
Was just a man who wandered.
He returned with pelts and stories,
Of campsites by the hundred.

Pioneer families planted corn
For they intended to stay.
Hostile Indians waged their war
As both sides lost loves each day.

Mother, father and each child
Had their duties to survive.
Exposed to the harsh frontier,
They learned to struggle and strive.

They carved their place in history
With their lives, prayers, sweat and tools;
The builders of roads, towns, cities,
Churches, bridges, mills and schools.

By Tom Zart,
Author of
Love, War, and More
Published by Publish America
2005 All Rights Reserved
Tom Zart
 

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