Activist writer and poet Natasha, age 11, pays tribute to Senator Paul Wellstone. Blessed with the boundless energy of youth, Natasha is unabashedly a Wellstonian activist: "100% - We need to give this our all and not stop halfway. It will take a lot of hard work and commitment. Our country is worth it. Democracy is worth it. All the issues we support are worth it. We can take back our country and make it everything it was meant to be. It won't happen on its own and our elected officials won't do it for us. We have to do it." Read her stirring tribute to Senator Wellstone!

Martyr For The People
By Natasha (age 11)

When leaders wouldn't lead
And the country was in need,
Wellstone chose to take a stand
Reaching out a helping hand.

With the wisdom of a Franklin,
The eloquence of Jefferson,
The Courage of a Kennedy,
He fought for peace for you and me.

As heroic as Washington,
As honorable as Lincoln,
As inspiring as Patrick Henry,
He tried to keep us free.

And like our greatest heroes,
He stood strong against our foes;
With danger drawing near,
He refused to stop and fear.

Always putting his future last
In the votes he chose to cast,
The common people he did love
Like an angel from above

He put right high above might
And was martyred in his fight;
But for all he made us face,
The whole world's a better place.

Copyright 2002 by Natasha

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