LAND OF THE FREE/poets united midweek motif/Lady Liberty



Lady Liberty

Mother to us all

She speaks in these words

She asks for your tired

Your poor

Your huddled masses

Yearning to breathe free


My family came in 1858

From Ireland

Two brothers

Who were millers

Who became farmers

Raised cotton

In Trinity County, TX


She holds the lantern

Lights the way

We all came

Came from somewhere else

Who closes the door today


Who separates families

Takes small children

From Mothers and Fathers

It is hard to take pride

In what we have become


July 4th, 2018




“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homelesstempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.”