International Writing Contest
Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln:
with Visions for America
they could speak today,
what might they
Carole Vienne, Teacher, 6th Grade Social Studies
Faces carved in Mount
In our nation instills burning pride.
They guard the country still today
If they were living what would they say?
George Washington was
proud and brave
The way to freedom he did pave.
"My skill was great. For justice I thirst
Of all the presidents I was the first."
Abraham Lincoln was
mighty and strong,
Though his second term was not long.
"I wanted freedom and rights for all
And, in the war, watched countrymen fall."
Thomas Jefferson could
write quite well,
And through his pen had much to tell.
"I wrote to assure our nation's ascendance,
The Declaration of Independence."
watched our strength increase,
And won a noble prize for peace.
"In my days I urged preservation,
And am known for resource conservation."
So, the great Mount
Rushmore, you see,
Is more than a mountain, proud as can be.
But a sign of the past and it's unyielding grace,
Holding forever a valuable place.