Lady of Liberty
JOSEPH P. MARTINO POET,WRITER
lady of liberty and mother of freedom and justice to all,……
who offers her welcome to whomever may call,
be them rich, poor or oppressed,….
she stands watch in the in her robes,so dressed,…
….a gift of friendship from france to the u.s.
dedicated in 1886 and designated a national monument in 1924,…..
a historic landmark to it’s very core.
she passed her torch from bedloe’s to the renamed liberty island,…
but,kept on smiling.
she raised her torch of eternal light and freedom upward
toward the heavenly clouds,……
evoking cries and tears of emotion from the visiting crowds.
so, thanks to the great genius of bartholdi and eiffel our symbol
of freedom still stands by the bay,…..
to signal to all passing through, that liberty,justice and the
pursuit of happiness and opportunity in america is here to stay,……
in the good ole u.s.a.
Lady of liberty is one amongst our collection of 4th of july poems. This poem is written by JOSEPH P. MARTINO .
The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City. The statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, 4th July, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.