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"AMERICA 1606" by Tom Zart

Postby Tom Zart » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:48 pm

"AMERICA 1606"
by Tom Zart

America?s East Coast in 1606
Was mostly unbroken wilderness that thrived.
Except for a small fort called St. Augustine,
Where a handful of Spaniards, somehow survived.

From Florida to the frozen Arctic wastes,
Rivers flowed down through the forests to the sea.
Foreign settlements were nonexistent,
For the Indians to trade with, attack, or flee.

Not one European footprint marked the earth,
Or voice echoed down across the forest floor.
Only the murmur of the wind through the trees
And the sweet sent of nature and nothing more.

Sooner than later, one way or another,
Eager pilgrims swarmed forth from the open seas
To practice their faith and to harvest new land,
As Indians were conquered and brought to their knees.

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

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