Subject: Lady of Liberty
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Thurs June 17, 1999 at 2:02PM

Lady of Liberty 


One hundred years after France's revolution
A great token of the country's love of solutions
Arrived at the shores of Manhattan Island ...
Where it was redirected to take its stand ...

As a tribute to all immigrants who've come
Across the seas ... weary, tired and numbed
To the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave
A country now filled with new Americans in waves

Who all can visit this enormous tribute to Freedom
A statue of a lady holding in her hands two things
In one - is a torch (with interior lights) held aloft
And in another is a book representing the lot ...

The papers drafted by the Founding Fathers
Which clearly defines Freedom for its partners
And inscribed with the date this all became real
... The one when a country unleashed all her seals

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
10:55am Thurs. June 17th, 1999

The 306' tall Statue of Liberty stands
in NY Harbor - on Liberty Island.
Both it and nearby Ellis Island,
were named a national monument
in 1924. Designed and sculpted by
Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, it was
given to the USA by France to
commemorate the centennial,
arriving in New York City on
the French ship Isere
on June 17th, 1885.

The date inscribed is July 4th, 1776.

The documents represented by the book:
The Declaration of Independence
The American Constitution
The Bill of Rights