Prize: Adult Poetry
International Writing Contest
Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln:
with Visions for America
they could speak today,
what might they
Theodore Roosevelt: A
Here I sit on top Mt.
Wishing that you folks would hush more.
Way up here there's peace and quiet,
It's just bully! Why not try it.
Here I sit engraved in
With three companions, I'm not alone.
I can't move-not one iota,
But I'm at home in South Dakota!
South Dakota in
That was where I felt alive.
I caught a thief who broke the law,
And punched a ruffian in the jaw.
Sitting here right
next to Lincoln,
I can't help but do some thinkin'.
As a friend of this great nation,
I believe in conservation.
Garbage, waste, and
Where, oh where, is the solution?
Pesticides and global warming,
Even killer bees are swarming!
Wilderness--I tried to
It's your heritage, don't pave it!
Nature helps to soothe the soul.
It keeps you sane, humane, and whole.
As President I did my
As a monument I can rest.
In South Dakota, land of the Sioux,
I can just enjoy the vioux.