1998 Mount Rushmore
International Writing Contest

Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln:
Presidents with Visions for America

If they could speak today,
what might they say?

Third Prize: Adult Poetry
Mandy King
Ventura, California
Four Men On A Mountain

She awoke
Frantic for a pen.
Her duty to impart
The words of four amazing men.

Alive in a dream,
For a second & no more,
With strong voices combined,
We the people, they did implore.

"Open minds & hearts
Do much to pave the way;
But a little time & effort
Overcomes the problems of today.

Smile, enjoy your lives
Give a helping hand.
The difference IS one person
For that, America is grand!"