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PostPosted: Monday, 03 April 2017, 18:51 PM    Post subject: Freedom in America Reply with quote

This is the poem that Emma Lazarus wrote, when she was asked to write a poem for the Statue of Liberty. Emma Lazarus was a Jew. If you are interested, find her on Wikipedia.com. In this time, when illegals are not very popular, she brought her poetry to bear on this problem in America.

The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows worldwide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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