From Afar

Written by: Shani Fassbender

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