by Michelle, 11
Todd Elementary School, Briarcliff Manor, New York


I see America’s laboring and this is what I see,
The astronauts blasting off in rockets with a trail of smoke behind them to explore the stars, comets, and planets coming back with moon rocks,  
The architect designing new buildings, parks, and cities to create a green environment for people,
The biologist looking through special microscopes to study blood cells of animals even from a long time ago, like dinosaurs,
The Computer Programmer designing different software people use such as games and apps on their cell phones,
The athlete working up a sweat training for the Olympics or a game by participating in a sporting event or meet,
The Nutritionist planning healthy meals to help people select carrots over cookies,
Each doing what they are trained to do,
All of them working as hard as they can to make America stronger.   



Written in Response to “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman