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A New World Settler

Goodbye emerald hills, a new world's calling me. Beckoning, the promise of prosperity. With my children, I cross the treacherous sea Worries squelched as my brave eyes seek clarity. O'er the horizon, my husband waits for me. We will stake our claim without disparity. The Lord is my strength, no fear of the malign My Irish spirit intact, I'll not resign. Docked at Ellis Island, singing a new song. I search the skyline, dreaming of my new life. I'll work fingers to the bone; it won't take long, before we reap the benefits of our strife. They say men built this country but they'd be wrong. For each man, next to him toiled a brave, strong wife. I am a woman who helped build this great land with my blood, my tears, and sweat of my two hands. By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 20, 2012 For A Moment in Another Time contest (Nette Onclaud) first place

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 2:28:00 PM
    Go ladies! Yes in deed! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 5:14:00 AM
    Reading this again..Congrats Rhonda on an awesome first place win. You wrote this so beautifully!! love to you dear...

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 8:09:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, Rhonda, and I love the picture that illustrates...a perfect match! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 5:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on a wonderful write Rhonda :) Love, Jon

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Very nice poem and well deserves it place. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:58:00 PM
    Congrats Rhonda on your 1st place win and for sharing precious history love vie

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Moment In Another Time" contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:05:00 AM
    congrats Rhonda on a wonderful first place win for a moment in another time with this excellent expression luv.. thankxx for all yoour help with my contest too via blog comments . appreciate luv..

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 2:57:00 AM
    i was there with you, rhonda... sweet congrats on your win in my contest..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:19:00 AM
    Congratulations Rhonda this is a beautiful poem xx

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:34:00 AM
    Congratulations Rhonda on your wonderful win!!! big huggsss,love deb...Well Done!!

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 2:02:00 PM
    Very well done. I like this story and hope you do well in the contest.

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 6:45:00 PM
    GREAT job, Rhonda. Were you the poet I talked to yesterday about the movie Far and Away? Their poem had made me think of that movie and this one does as well! YOu really did the challenge in a wonderful way.

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 4:51:00 PM
    Great work Rhonda. Good luck in the contest. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 2:35:00 PM
    thanks for joining, rhonda.. will take a closer look at this lovely piece come judging time.. :) huggs! :)

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 1:52:00 PM
    The early setlers work hard to build this country, A beautiful expressed story.I enjoyed reading it.God bless you. Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 12:59:00 PM
    Great story told in poetic form about our ancestors..Yes, they had to be brave and strong to do what they did..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Good luck in the contest..Reads like a winner to me..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 12:48:00 PM
    Beautifully done Rhonda!! Great much more is said than written here...well done my friend...big hug,love~deb ps: thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my works and encourage are a blessing :)

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 9:47:00 AM
    O for the love of land! I can see those strong spirited Irish women tilling with her their own two hands, soaked with blood and sweat, ever untiring!!... How beautifully you have brought those old times in this poem. Good luck and love, Rhonda..

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 6:56:00 AM
    Wishing you the best in Nette's contest Rhonda. Love, Carol