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
What Would They Say If
They Were Here Today?
Lincoln was in his rock, just
sitting there one day,
thinking of one last visit he knew he'd like to pay.
So he traveled around his country, to see what he could
observing all the people in the land of the
When Abe looked around, he was
amazed at what he saw,
his beloved country had come so far.
People of all races working
trying to find a peace that would last forever.
Children of all races playing hand in hand,
running, jumping, frolicking in the golden
The people had learned that
and everyone deserves a chance,
that there's always more to someone
then what you see at first glance.
But Abe knew that they will had
a long way to go
before everything would be just right,
and he knew that to racism
they'd put up a good, strong fight.
Old Abe went back to his
with a smile on his face,
knowing he had started this harmony
of the whole human race.