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From Afar

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From Afar

They came from afar
To our foreign shores
Opening unfamiliar doors
Following a new star

Languages and accents
Spoken with strange words
Longing to be heard
To be able to make sense

Yearning to conquer and toil
Adversity that may come
Lady Liberty stands to welcome
Their first steps on our soil

Opportunity has a price
Paid for with blood and tears
Faith, hope, and fears
Freedom does entice

Praying their lives were blessed
With safety and good health
Finding a fortune in peace and wealth
Our future generations will attest

Coming to our promised land
Bringing traditions of origins along
This is where they now belong
One and all…American

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  1. Date: 6/3/2011 5:25:00 AM

    My Congratulations on the win in the contest of deb, Shani

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 5:16:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Debbie's "Jack Out Of Box" contest Shani. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 10:09:00 PM

    Shani, this is superb poetry! And a wonderful message to boot. Congratulations on your win~!

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 7:43:00 PM

    Congratulations on this winning entry. Indeed a smooth write. :)

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 5:03:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! for the win... this is great... for real.... well-deserved.. ***jun-jun

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 3:38:00 PM

    Congrats Shani on another glorious win by stepping out of the box for this contest luv.. and still creating a masterpiece in poetry.. enjoy luv..

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 10:05:00 PM

    Is it for the contest? Looks like a winner to me!! Great way to write about immigration to America, Shani.

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 5:55:00 PM

    Thank you, Smriti, I was inspired by my trip to the Statue of Liberty yesterday. I actually wrote the poem on the bus trip to see her...

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 5:49:00 PM

    very nice poem ! Languages and accents Spoken with strange words Longing to be heard To be able to make sense very well crafted...regrds