Bennett Erickson

Kentucky

One week of vacation
A twenty hour bus ride there
Forty-eight different kids
Kentucky
 
An empty town of one-thousand five-hundred
Poverty Unemployed Abandoned
Life changing experience
Revealing
 
Friendship and trust
Unfathomable bonds
All born in one week
Love
 
Faith   Religion   God
Strength where it was lost
Tears of joy mixed with sorrow
Rebirth
 
Waking early and working late
Building a house for a stranger
Teamwork and trust
Satisfaction
 
Mud   Filth   Dirt
Pranks laughter harmony
Helping a stranger and changing a life
Reward
 
Free time full of bonding
Games music and jokes
Forty-seven people to trust
Friendship
 
Forty-eight different kids
Spending one week together
The week of their life
Joy
 
One week of vacation
A twenty hour bus ride there
Forty-eight different kids
Kentucky



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