The Great Again Colossus

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The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus is a poem written in 1883 to help raise money for a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. In 1903 it was mounted on the pedestal on a bronze plaque. Though beloved by Americans for over a century, the poem no longer reflects the America in which we live today.

I propose this new version as more in the spirit of the times:

The Great Again Colossus by Emma Mortifer

Not like the woman of New York harbor fame,
Who welcomed desperate migrants to our land;
Here at our brutal border wall shall stand
A bloated, boastful bigot, one whose flame
Is destroyer of truth and justice, and his name
Con-Man in Chief. From his puny hand
Tweet hate and lies; his heartless eyes command
This Land of Immigrants that twin oceans frame.
But “Keep, ancient lands, your worthless horde,” cries he
With pouting lips. “I banish your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
Your wretched refuse shall not infest our shore.
Send them, the suffering children, unto me,
And they shall rot in cages outside our golden door!”

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5 Responses to The Great Again Colossus

  1. aflagonofeverything says:

    Enjoyed reading it
    😊

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  2. Mike Jempson says:

    I have tweeted your ‘Statute of Unliberty’. Nice one Rita as ever.

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  3. Eilene Lyon says:

    Sad, but true. Where’s the GoFundMe to get it erected?

    Like

  4. Betty Valdes says:

    Thanks so much for sharing
    Absolutely a true masterpiece of what we are experiencing with the Con-Man in Chief.

    Like

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