Jamestown Remembered

I had the opportunity as a child to live in Virginia for a time.   There were three cities we visited in some sort of historical triangle:  Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.  It would not be wrong to believe that viewing these historical places shaped the man I have been in my life.

Northern Shore - Ship Begins To Shape

Jamestown Remembered
by Michael Doyle

Surviving the tempest of the sea
They crossed to land hoping to be free
Where every man might rise to be
All the man he was born to be

It was to the colony of Jamestown
That they set their hope away from the Crown
Taking from the land its fair bounty
Standing as tall admirers of this land's majesty

Building a new world off the old world's dreams
Puzzled that truth is never what it seems
Despite all the tales that are solemnly told
The captains of industry chase after gold

The towns hoped for to rise from ambition
Would spring up from those beads of perspiration
From a hundred acres given for ancient dedication
The Virginia Company birthed a free nation

(c) March 17, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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