November 18, 2015

"Give me your tired..."

After listening to so many GOP demagogues, in Office and/or running for Office, it is my opinion that we need to remove Emma Lazarus' sonnet from the base of the Statue of Liberty and return the Lady of Liberty to the French. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” has become an unrecognizable value in the great land of Liberty.

"New Colossus
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 world-wide 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-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


  1. I hate politics these days! I don't know how I missed the previous post. I am so sorry you're sad. Lots of healing loving thoughts coming your way. I loved the invisible ink idea. Something you write and immediately disappears! I hope you are feeling better by now.
    As for your comment, I wish someone had this magical power your husband possesses. Among our many attributes economical sense and spirit is definitely not one of them!

    1. What the world needs more: disappearing ink and financial self-control!

      Thanks for your healing thoughts.

  2. Our world is changing rapidly and not for the better I'm afraid. Not sure what the answer is but our leaders need to think outside of the box.

    1. Strange how so many of our leaders are making it easier for ISIS to recruit by making more young people feel disenfranchised!

  3. My rules in life: #1: Please leave me and my family alone. 2# Live your life as you see best. #3 You're no better than I/I'm no better than you. #4 Let's never lose the ability to laugh.
    Think we could get those on a statue somewhere?


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