Monday, July 8, 2013

Lady Liberty

Super moon 2013, Julio Cortez, AP


I stand for liberty
while broken in some places
construction under way
bringing hope to each
man, woman and child
to take flight on the
wings of freedom

I stand for light
in a world of darkness
reaching for that
dream, under  a
rose colored moon
landing full face
one step at a time

Posted for  mag  & imaginary garden for real toads

34 comments:

  1. Very Venusian, Truedessa , so reassuring ...

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    1. Hello,

      Thank you for dropping in and the reply. I still believe in hope and freedom for all people.

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  2. i stand for liberty, even when broken in a few places...that says much...but we can not stop being the light in the dark...else the dark will win...and def we should still pursue that dream even if we are not there yet...

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    1. Brian,

      I agree we need to continue to be a light source for people who hold dreams of a better life. I hope you are enjoying your day!

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  3. It is still being fixed up?
    Damn, must be quite the hiccup
    As it was this time last year
    Isn't there millions of people near?
    Oh so slow
    But she does glow
    She would sure be one big night light
    While her symbol burns bright

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    1. I guess the work process
      can be slow as she
      always needs repairs but,
      her light will still glow
      in the harbor for all to see
      Lady Liberty...

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    2. Is it her light glowing
      Or all the radioactive sludge that is growing? lol

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    3. Hi Pat,

      Who knows there could be
      some radioactive particles
      floating around...

      Hope you had a good night
      & enjoy your Tuesday see
      ya later..gator..

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  4. I LOVE that photo...

    If I were a better writer,
    I would try lines of rhyme...
    Instead I go about my day...
    drinking those drinks made with Lime.

    LAME!!!!!

    HAR!!!

    ~shoes~

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    1. Hi Shoes,

      Yes, I too like the picture
      my pen wanted me to write
      so, I did late last night..
      I enjoyed your little rhyme
      so glad you took the time
      made me smile & smiles go miles
      now, where is my drink with lime...

      HAR!!!

      oh, I have that poem going on a roll now..I will make you smile..(laughing)

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  5. LIKE: "Peace and light"...you poem, devolved from the picture, calls me to continue to have hope, faith, and to experience my gratitude for all this in action, not mere pacified sing-songing, "Oh , I'm so grateful".

    Thanks for writing--that also is action.
    Peace and Light

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    1. Hi Steve,

      Thanks for dropping over..you must continue to have hope and faith and maybe peace will follow.

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  6. Liberty is broken in some places! Good point- thanks for visiting.

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  7. Truedessa, not to diss your poem... but I see the Statue as a broken promise. The power brokers in America do not want "tired, poor hungry; your huddles masses yearning to breathe free." The elite class in America wants medical students and rocket scientists, and oh, they will allow undocumented immigrants to baby sit their kids and trim their lawns, but other than that, they can go to hell.

    Sorry. Your poem is lovely... but the American dream is gone, and I felt bad reading this hopeful sentiment. Amy

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    1. Hello

      In my poem I address the issue that some areas are broken and in need of repair. I still think it is a symbol of hope even if reforms are needed to bring about change. I appreciate your thoughts.

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  8. Excellent! May we all reach that dream.

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    1. Jerry,

      Thank you and may we all continue to dream as dreams give us hope.

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  9. Imaginative and a touch wonderful - well done.

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  10. Wonderful writing!

    So beautiful......

    half a moon

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    1. Hello, it's strange but, when I look at the picture my mind thinks full moon. Thank you for the comment.

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  11. What a beautiful voice you have given Lady Liberty!

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    1. Susie,

      Thank you for the kind words.

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  12. I love that...construction underway.

    =)

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    1. Hi Sue,

      A work in progress. Thank you for the reply.

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  13. excellent writing and content.

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    1. Thank you Paige for the read & reply

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  14. Very unexpected, you made me cry....beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Donna...I am glad you could feel my thoughts.

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  15. The emotion and sense of strength in your poem is palpable. 'I stand for ...' ~ YES.

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    1. Hi Helen,

      Thanks for the visit..always appreciated here.

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