Lady Liberty

I wept for the future
Standing here
With my torch's flame
growing dim ,against
the four winds, ....

....In the shadow of all
the greatness that lay
sleeping within.

Forgotten, for a time,
the reason
I was chosen to hold
the torch of Liberty
for all to see.

Laid to rest with the
patriotic dead
Their American dream.

But. Patriotism will forever
live to fight for freedom again.

To the four winds I plea,

In the name of Peace
"Take warning! My name
is Lady Liberty.
Don't underestimate the
off spring of those who
entered at my gate into
the land of the free.

"For. Their fathers hailed
from the four corners of the
earth by ship, and left behind
their birth countries
to get a glimpse of me......

"And when they saw my light
many got down on hand and
knee and swore on the heavens
that they would teach their
off-spring the lessons needed to
keep them free.....

"Take warning! All who seek
to destroy all that I stand for
from torch may
from time to time grow dim
When there are lessons to be learned
but with time the Flame will grow
bright again."


patriotic poetry