In the short poem Vantage, we are told of the difficult life of a child who has a black mother and a white father during a time of racial tension. When the moon landing happens, he doesn’t focus on it, but instead focuses on the fact that no one is treating him the same way they did before; everyone now seems more united than they did before. In the other poem Declaration, the author uses lines in the declaration of independence in a way where the reader can self insert their own problems or problems they feel are important by leaving the subject of the sentence ambiguous. The message that both these poems share is that people who join together can have the strength to face any problem that comes their way. This can be seen in Vantage by how the speaker notices that people are no longer focused on the racial issues of the time, but are instead focused on coming together to give their support for the moon landing’s success. This can also be seen in Declaration with how the poem and original text both call for action against an issue by trying to convince people that unity will ensure their victory against the issue at hand.