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The Tribute

Peggy White Simmons 1946 (Sioux Falls, SD)

April 22 
Ode


They came to Wyoming by wagon and feet
They braved bad weather and trouble they'd meet
They helped build their homes of mud and sage
They worked sixteen hours for love-not a wage

They had their children with no doctor at all
Any many a time they watched babies fall
To sickness or savage with nothing to do
But pick up the pieces and begin life anew

They were physically strong and able to cope
With all things wild and never lose hope
They were the stock of which Wyoming was born
These pioneer families all weathered and worn.

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This is dedicated to the pioneers who came to settle the West.

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Written on April 16, 2022

Submitted by dancerwy1_1 on May 08, 2022

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Peggy White Simmons

I have been writing off and on since grade school. It seems to go in spurts. Poetry is cathartic and follows my life and moods, like I think it does for all who write. Enjoy more…

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