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I can't take any more bad water; been poisoned from my head down to my shoes

Posted on 2006.30.04 at 12:24
where am I: The Land of Liberty, yessir
How I feel about it all: hopefulhopeful
Soundtrack: Elton John - Border Song
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One more poem before Poetry Month goes away for another year.

This one's the inscription on Liberty Enlightening the World (more people need to know her real name because it's v. cool IMO it's about time the the U.S. commences with some actual enlightening. Starting with ourselves, may it do ya fine.)



The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus, New York City, 1883

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame,
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"






Yes, I am a shameless idealist. So was Jesus.

Bigger update coming soon, unless the sky falls. I know you're all waiting with bated breath.

Tomorrow, I'd love to go here and then on to songdog's house. Time is a factor, however. Maybe, though, if croosa and tapped_trish aren't moving tomorrow. If they are, I'll be helping them. *g*.

And yes, patchfire, I'm calling several hospitals tomorrow (ON THE PHONE, y0!).

Comments:


the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2006-04-30 12:38 (UTC) ()
My hospitals beat your hospitals. I scheduled all FOUR of my tours online.

Going to the Baby Factory tonight, in fact.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-04-30 12:40 (UTC) ()
I should look online. *thwaps self* Why didn't I think of that? *dashes off*
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2006-04-30 12:55 (UTC) ()
I am morbidly excited about the tour at Northside tonight. A friend of mine's taking the same tour, though, so I won't be totally alone in left field this time.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-04-30 13:02 (UTC) ()
I'm halfway thinking of taking mr_t00by with me on at least one of the tours. Because he's shameless and will ask questions, and nobody would be expecting a teenaged boy to be asking about the circumcision rate and stuff. Bwahahahah.

Okay, must go now. *glares at self* I'll be around after work for a bit.
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2006-04-30 21:41 (UTC) ()
Yes. The Mr._T00byness should be a perfect thing.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-05-02 03:46 (UTC) ()
He'll confuse the hell out of everyone, 'cause they wont expect it.

I need to send you the pictures he took at Rocky Point. As soon as I sleep.
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