Happy Poetry Friday and Happy 4th of July!
I’m sharing an acrostic poem for the 4th reflecting on American values. And a poem by Emma Lazarus whose poem “The New Colossus” was engraved on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal in 1903.
Patricia Stohr-Hunt is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog The Miss Rumphius Effect. Stop by her blog for more poetry goodness! Thanks for hosting Patricia!
Fanfares celebrate changes
Of guard, a reclaiming of justice,
Ushering out oppressive acts and
Rekindling care of humanity–
Time to turn these un-American tides and
Harvest new tides– Tides that wash
Out social, political, and environmental injustice, and wash in
Feelings supporting all individuals on this fourth of
July. Time to embrace diversity a
Unique and original American value,
Longing again to feel the warmth of Lady Liberty’s Light,
Yearning again for inalienable rights for all!
© 2019 Michelle Kogan
THE NEW COLOSSUS
by Emma Lazarus
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.