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Narrative poem-America's History
The year is 1492.
An eagle soars in the clear blue sky.
Down below, in America
Men are exploring, Columbus in the lead.
The years pass, the Pilgrims have arrived.
The eagle, still high in the air,
Watches as they struggle through the harsh winter
And celebrate Thanksgiving with their newfound friends.
The eagle flies over Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1776.
He spies a group of important looking men
The Founding Fathers
Gathered to declare independence.
A few years later, the eagle spots
An American army, led by Washington, fighting for their independence.
Their uniforms are rags and they are cold.
But they are spurred on by an inner fire, fueled by their patriotism.
The Civil War rages on in the 1860s.
The eagle looks on, saddened that his country is torn apart.
As brother fights brother
And American blood is spilled.
In 1914, World War I strikes, a calamity for all.
The eagle sees American soldiers battling for their lives.
He shakes his magnificent plumage at this Great War
And wonders what will happen next.
In 1941, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the eagle watches, along with the rest of America, devastated, as his harbor is bombed.
American soldiers join English and French in World War II
The brave Allied heroes fighting together against the hostile enemies.
Despite great losses, the Allies finally rose victorious.
And the eagle soars on
Over his beautiful country
The United States of America.