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Short Declamation: O What Is That Sound?

O what is that sound which so thrills the ear 
Down in the valley drumming, drumming?
Only the scarlet soldiers, dear,
The soldiers coming.

O what is that light I see flashing so clear?
Over the distance brightly, brightly?
Only the sun on their weapons, dear,
As they step lightly.

Oratorical Piece : Because Of What We Are, Of What We Believe

For every generation, there is a destiny.  For some, history decides.   For this generation, the choice must be our own.

Our destiny in the midst of change will rest on the changed character of our people and on their faith.

In a land of great wealth, families must not live in hopeless poverty.

In a land rich in harvest, children must not be hungry.

Short Declamation : The Charcoal-Burner’s Son


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My father he’s at the kiln away.
My mother sits at her spinning;
But wait, I’ll too be a man someday,
And a sweetheart I’ll be winning.
So dark it is far off in the forest.

Short Declamation : My Get Up And Go Has Got Up And Went



How do I know that my youth’s all spent?
Well, my get up and go has got up and went.
But in spite of it all, I am able to grin
When I recall where my get up has been.

Declamation Piece: The Spider and the Fly


“Will you walk into my parlor?”
Said the spider to the fly.”
‘This the prettiest little parlor
That you ever spy.

“The way into my parlor
Is up at a winding stair
And I have many curious things
To show when you are there.”