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And Her Name Was Liberty

February 23, 2019


Once there was a country,
the land of the free
and the home of the brave.

"All are welcome here,"
they said.
"All races
all ages
all beliefs."

But that has changed.
is no more.

Once there was a people,
a people united
to fight together for freedom.

"All men
are created equal,"
they said.
"With the right to life,
to liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.

But that has changed.
is no more.

Once there was a statue,
a copper-turned-green woman
who represented freedom,
and her name was Liberty.

But that has changed.
is no more.
This was inspired somewhat by something called Poetry Out Loud (any participants? Interested parties? I might sign up) and the current state of America. We've done so many things that break from the Constitution and the Founding Fathers' vision for our country. The things that have happened recently (Jussie Smollet, the national emergencies) should never have happened. But they did.

And this piece came to be. XD

Please know that I'm not trying to start any debates or turn anyone against each other!! I just needed to get the thoughts out of my head and onto the page. 


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  • weirdo

    this piece is definitely debatable (i have some thoughts, but since you do not wish to start a debate I'll just keep quiet) but is very beautiful. I love the style and repetition!

    over 1 year ago