The Picture

Filling out an application

to a venerable institution

reflecting on my grandparents

who loved the constitution

From a distant land

to America they came

like a mermaid out of water

nothing was the same

With great hope and faith

from the sparks of dawn

hard work and dedication

they journeyed on

Generations later

their sacrifice is felt

opportunities have evolved

their courage a safety belt

An old man and woman

sitting in a living room at night

filled with life and love

a beautiful site

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce


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