A land of change

This is a poem about change and why it is such a vital aspect of American culture and how it is a part of us.

By Nikolas V. from Desert View High School in Arizona

The United States of America

Has changed

changed by the most dedicated individuals

Individuals who are loyal to nothing

Nothing but the dream

The dream of millions

They come from a land

Where dreams are just that

Dreams forever to be lost

They made a choice

A choice to risk it all for a chance at prosperity

They came to the United States

Looking for a chance

And a chance they shall receive.

The strongest choices

Require the strongest of wills

Americans have the strongest of wills

It's a part of us

And forever will be. 

Desert View High School

Ms. Gale's Creative Writing Class

A collection of creative responses to the American Creed project.

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