International Writing Contest
Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln:
with Visions for America
they could speak today,
what might they
Grade Winner: Poetry
Mrs. Murphy's 8th Grade Language Arts Class
La Grange, Illinois
"If they could speak
today, what might they say?"
George our father could not live
a lie nor tell a lie.
Abe our president knew well the reason why.
Thomas wrote it in the
Declaration he signed,
by speaking the words that helped mold our
The truth must be told that all
men are born equal and free,
and as a result God has shed his blessing on
We remember these great men and
by carving their features in rock which stands tall and
They look out upon us with
hoping the values of our nation will never
George our father tells us, to
live on for we share a sacred trust.
and to ensure that our lives are governed forever by the
true and the just.
Abraham ensures us by saying we
have improved a great deal,
with our hearts filled with love which he can truly
He wishes we could make all the bad go away
and hopefully it will be bound to happen some
Jefferson and Roosevelt
appreciate the hard work we have put in
to make this world a more pleasant place to take part
They know we try our hardest in many ways
and secure our blessings for the rest of our
This is what I believe our
forefathers would say,
If they could speak in any possible way.