If all we do is ignore  their ‘-isms’

of what use are statues and symbols?

If we longer have the ability to spell

we may be forgiven for not knowing

this  French lady’s name

we  might  think she means to ward people off

with  her torch of flames

We might not know that she’s loved  by many

-who know her by name

-who know the essence of her ‘ism’

And who are ready to wear her truth

©Vivian Zems

Poets United – Lady Liberty

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