The New New Colossus

The New New Colossus

Like the old titan of Greek xenophobes,

Tribute to violence and symbol to all;

To guard our state beside our ocean wall

Stands a mighty woman, whose stoney globe

Shines upon foreign vermin, and she goes

by Mother of War. From her valiant hand

Beams world-wide warning; her hard stares command

All those who’d dare to pass beneath her frame.

“Keep strange lands, your foreign scum!” threatens she

With furrowed brow. “Keep you your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breath free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send just the wealthy, successful to me,

Through our latest Trump-branded golden door.”

The Dissident Peasant (August 2, 2017)

Updated from Emma Lazarus (November 2, 1883)

upon this occasion.

One thought on “The New New Colossus”

  1. Thanks, Jeff.
    Throw in some P.B. Shelley as a tribute to Trump:
    “Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

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