Footprints in the Windsm # 1765–Westward westward ever!

Footprints in the Windsm # 1765

Westward westward ever!
Clearing, fighting, taming, populating!
We came exploring
Young people doing young people things
For freedom religious and political
Creating something new and again new
Settlements soon cities
Fighting the indigenous
We stayed on and created industry mighty industry
Science, agriculture—O the huge farms!
Feeding the world
Our inventiveness and sweat youthful!
Sending our youth back across the eastern sea
To say “Bully!” and “Nuts!” to tyrants
Hoping idealistically to bring an end to war
And now a new frontier requiring daring…

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