Dust and Dreams
    Footnotes
    Theme

    “Dust and Dreams,” New Era, July 1997, 51

    Pioneering People

    Dust and Dreams

    Handcarts,

    Splintered

    Like the dry weeds, dust

    And the dreams of hope …

    Still trusting in the

    Promise

    Of free land

    And love of God.

    Each sun-scorched step

    You trod,

    Each tear,

    And blood of human soul

    You lost

    Has blessed the world

    And cost you

    Nothing less

    Than the building

    Of your souls

    And cities,

    Great Fathers of the West,

    Who founded more,

    Far more than land.

    We stand up tall

    And free.

    What greater gift?

    Or

    Memorial

    To thee.