The Statue of Liberty Speaks
I was driving past New York Harbor today,
When I heard a clear, strong voice.
"Hey you!" It said; "Listen to me!"
"You have to make a choice."
Startled I was, but curious,
So I turned and looked out to sea;
The Statue of Liberty came into view,
And this icon was frowning at me.
"When I first came here," the great lady said,
"Freedom was everywhere.
Now fascists seize your liberties;
Americans, you must beware!"
"Do what it takes to push them back;
Make every sacrifice,
For once your freedom is dead and gone,
You’ll wish you’d paid the price."
"It’s time to take your country back;
Then her face went blank, but before it did,
I thought I saw tears in her eyes.
by Joanna Fuchs