THE NEW COLOSSUS - A REMINDER - By Kimberly Stickrath, 2/11/2017
The New Colossus - A Reminder
Quiet & magnificent.
Awaiting the day
Those “yearning to breathe free”
Will light up the world w/ the torch temporarily within her keeping.
We are the caretakers of this flame,
She is only
“Holding It for a Friend”.
And she waits,
until her burden becomes Ours again.
Until we truly understand that it is _Our_ Commitment, not Hers
That keeps that light on high.
A Steady Glow when ash fell all around her.
when Darkness closes in.
Still, She Stands!
Liberty does not come to us encased in bits of copper,
Or welded with rivets and gold.
Liberty comes when Hope
Climbs off the pedestal
And gets to work
One hand in another’s
One step at a time.