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"When Lady Liberty Wept"

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When Lady Liberty Wept

By Gary Corseri

 

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame," she recalled,

"With conquering limbs astride from land to land""

And yet, even so, it had come to pass,

With every military base, with drones

Hovering everywhere, in the drowned dreams

Of exiles, "refuse," "yearning to breathe free."

 

And what freedom now in the Surveillance State

Where every thought was subject to review

And "newsmen" scurried to assess the threat

From hydra-headed, huddled masses--lost,

Renditioned, imprisoned, killed at the behest

Of elected, cowardly Pinocchios,--

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