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By: Eve Estelle
The caves gave way to wonder,
For the mighty world around;
The minds of men asunder,
As we dared to tread new ground.
Stonehenge, the pyramids,
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon;
Catacombs, the Great Wall,
Explorers in the Amazon.
Fire was born, though this one cannot warm us.
Imagination soars, when wonder comes upon us.
The road ahead is winding,
It appears to never end;
Each step twice as binding,
As we dare try to ascend.
We climb the lofty mountain,
Though hardship often follows;
We persevere, finding strength in weakness
And move on from our sorrows.
The Colosseum, Chichen Itza,
Saint Basil's Cathedral;
Farewell times medieval.
Young or old, we're all capable;
The young have ambition,
But the old are wise;
No need to fear the process of age -
An elder has knowledge seldom seen in fledgling eyes.
Photography, the typewriter,
Electric light, Coca-Cola,
A growing civilization.
But with our achievements, worries come too;
One wrong move can lead to disaster.
With each great invention, we push ourselves further;
Wariness grows, our relations fracture.
World alliances, catastrophic wars,
Spies, thieves, and weapons;
Dangers of global warming,
And dangers of our actions.
Even so, we always get past these troubled times;
We repair, rebuild, and continue onward.
History repeats, but each time we learn;
We've gotten far, let's keep going forward.
Computers, the Internet,
A world connected;
Smartphones, green energy,