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Lady Liberty: The Inspirational Woman America Needs Right Now to Change

by Sarah Beattie 2 years ago in inspirational
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We need to become more compassionate and caring

“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”

Lady Liberty you are one of a kind

Different, unique, strong and independent

You stand apart from the crowd and pave your own path

Uninterested in the accolades and the fame

The country behind you used to be the same

Now they are becoming just like the others

The same tyranny and bigotry like the ones you condemn

They need to change before the time is too late

You both came from something old and broken

From that, you rose into something new

You rebuilt yourselves from the ashes

To redefine yourself into something true

From the Colossus of Rhodes

An old statue straddling a harbor

Commemorating a battle fought and won

A beautiful woman was brought forth

From a tyrannical leader

Who tried to conquer the world and crush their spirit

Who imposed taxation without representation

A country who stood for freedom was created

Together you stand

With Lady Liberty in the east watching the sunset

America stretching out behind her

From sea to shining sea

“A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command”

Lady Liberty you stand tall and strong

Always ready to lend a hand

Ready to light the way for the needy

Showing us the true meaning of self-less.

America is strong in a different way

It is always ready to attack friends or foes

An army and an arsenal that can destroy the world

With an unchecked attitude

Lady Liberty you are the ultimate mother

The mother of the outcasted, downtrodden and unwanted

You bring them close, holding them to your heart

Welcoming them, nurturing them and giving them new life

The country behind you used to be that

Welcoming people, ideas and cultures

Now we are building barriers and policies

Wanting to outcast those who sought us out

Since you were placed in the harbor, Lady Liberty,

They come from all over, flocking to our seas and borders

Filled with hopes and dreams because of your kindness

You inspired them with thoughts of a better life

The country behind you is filled with turmoil and hate

People who are racist, unkind and bigoted speak the loudest

Afraid of people and things that are new and different

With policymakers that just care about getting reelected

“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,”

Lady Liberty your value still has not changed

As you still look out through the harbor

You still speak out against tyranny and bigotry

You still welcome its victims to your shore

America as a country we are failing the people

We the people need to rise up

We need to rally behind our Lady Liberty

Speak out that we want freedom

Lady Liberty has commanded those who seek freedom come

For hundreds of years, they have flocked to our shores

Our ancestors have passed it down to us

Now it is up to us to tell our politicians

We want diversity and the sharing of ideas

We want equality among all people

We want all genders and sexual identities to feel safe

We want all races and religions to be free

“The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Lady Liberty you again command the downtrodden to come

Even though they live in the boarders behind you

Poverty and homelessness runs rampant

Hate and crime run unchecked in the streets

We need to look to you to guide us back

Back to what we stood for

Back to freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Show us that the door to change is still open

You have inspired thousands to start over

We need you to inspire thousands to create change

It’s time to change our country

To be kind, caring and compassionate

That starts with informing yourself

Marches, petitions and speaking up for others

And in November, it is important to remember

Walking through the voting booth door


About the author

Sarah Beattie

I am 26 and nothing is going according to plan. The last few years have had a lot of ups and downs as I navigate through a quarter life crisis.

Follow me on Instagram @Beattisa

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