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New New Colossus

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Grinch
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0 posted 07-31-2006 06:25 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Grinch


Unlike the brave Colossus of Greek fame
Who held his ground unshaken where he stood
Our sea washed symbol hops from should to could
A fallen promise dousing out her flame
Imprisoned tears to undermine her name
Mother of Exiles, stuck in the mud
Fades when a welcome misunderstood
Is misquoted and turned inward towards blame
“Keep off our lands, you lack our pomp!” cries she
With curling lip “ Go back you tired, you poor
You huddled masses yearning to be free,
You wretched refuse from another shore
Send not the homeless, tempest-tossed to me
My lamp is dead and wedged against the door!”


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brother stone
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1 posted 08-02-2006 09:20 AM       View Profile for brother stone   Email brother stone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brother stone

brother stone knows this. and he knows she is french, and french are famous for saying pompous things they don't really mean.

i like it better when people don't say much but they mean it all.

brother also likes sonnets even though i have never made one. this one is very good and it makes me wish i had.

XOx Uriah xOX
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2 posted 08-02-2006 09:26 AM       View Profile for XOx Uriah xOX   Email XOx Uriah xOX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for XOx Uriah xOX

::smiles::    touche'
LeeJ
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very much enjoyed...
TomMark
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4 posted 01-06-2008 06:50 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

typical yours. I mean that it is hard to get an clear idea after first three reads.  but I will work on this.
 
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