Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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Pioneers! O Pioneers!

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COME, my tan-faced children,
Follow well in order, get your weapons ready;
Have you your pistols? have you your sharp edged axes?
Pioneers! O pioneers!

For we cannot tarry here,
We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger,
We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend,
Pioneers! O pioneers!
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Jane Moon 02 July 2009
Walt Whitman honors the pioneers, those enduring people moving out and settling the west, paving the way for future generations. In Whitman's time, the American west was being settled by people who were adventurous, willing to take risks and rise to unknown challenges, work hard at establishing the future expansion of this country. He admires them and understands their important role in helping provide land and homes for the future of our country.
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Darius Fields 08 April 2009
I love this poem, he has such love for people who are just making a name for them selves, for they are the pioneers
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