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Tears In The Water

Story ID:845
Written by:Nancy J. Kopp (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:New York NY USA
Person:Statue of Liberty
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Tears In The Water

The lady in the harbor weeps,
as this giant of a city sleeps.
Still standing there erect and proud,
flowing gown never worn as a shroud.

Keeper of freedom, straight and tall—
if ony she could hug Americans all,
put her arms around those who cry,
whisper—“Don’t give up, you must try.”

Look toward me, I’ll always stand
as a shining symbol for this great land.
Watch my tears fall into the sea below,
a broken heart soon will mend and grow.

For our people once again shall unite,
pulling together with a furious might.
Like other patriots in days gone by,
they’ll find once more a peaceful sky.

---Nancy Julien Kopp

Written September 16, 2001 five days after the terrorist attack in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania Published at 2TheHeart.com