Submitted by: Coryse Villarouel
This is a country of firsts
A long list of those who broke the curse
The curse to unite, read, lead and fight
But yet the race has no end
It has a strong beginning and it bends
Today was won, tomorrow's begun
The clock resets, restarts at one.
We must look past this test
Look to those who have done it best
There are countries in the world
Whose lists of first have long been told
They've raced and reached every first
and continue to climb past what was their worst
Lessons have been taught, races have clear endings they strive for newer, brace for better, build for stronger and unite together.
Let our firsts be like theirs and move past all our fears
Lead through all our tears to build a nation that belongs to all of our peers.