The New Statue of Liberty on Reality TV

The New Statue of Liberty on Reality TV

A Poem by Invisible Ink
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The students I teach are immigrants from all over the world and if 9/11 has made the Statue of Liberty deaf and dumb, I guess I will have to stand in her place.

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Don't bring me your weary and your weak,
my port is closed, my crown has come
tumbling down, did you expect to find
a rose-colored world here, that you blindly seek?
Don't bring me your starving or their sons,
I don't want the illiterate or the meek,
only the English-speaking tongue, for the rest;
they will only end up homeless on my streets,
not enough teachers to educate the young,
not enough jobs, money, food to eat.
We've only enough for the righteous and the good,                
so bring me your intellects, your doctors
and scientists, only those with a high IQ would
take our New World where it ought to be.
I want those who know something about and could
build bombs, run surveillance, cure cancer.
Bring me your religious, but only Christians should
apply, as there is only one God under this sky,
a separation between church and state is understood.
Bring me the greedy, the money-hungry masses
who will spend their paycheck before they make it,
interested in flat-screen and elaborate houses,
earn and spend enough to keep the scales balanced,
we can offer a utopia of technology, that outlasts us.
I want those who are still soul-searching,
always looking for greener grasses.
My port is no longer open to the poor,
I don't want your lower classes.
I will send you our missionaries in return
I will send a million troops armed with guns,
I'm sure we could make you more like us, in turn,  
send us your oil and your diamonds,
we will put them to use as we are able to discern
which have trailed blood behind them,
we count all of our lessons learned.
So fill our SUV's and hummers that look real cool,
and decorate our rich with your stones and fur.
I am the New Statue of Liberty,
watch for my reality show on TV;
"Who Wants To Be An American?" where we        
put our contestants on display, strip them bare,
measure their wallets, fill them with plastic,
calculate the percentage of white in their skin,
do they have what it takes to win? 
It's time to take a national vote (the proceeds go
to fighting discrimination in Afghanistan),
for a small fee: "Dial 911, to vote for me!"

© 2010 Invisible Ink



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I am not a critic by any means and have no floor to stand my opinion upon,
but that I thought this was a great piece. It has heart in all the right places,
and passion towards so many issues. Its modern, it's timeless to what plagues
our world from yesters-day, today, and the future to come.

sincerely

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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fascinating!
sarcasm mingled in with reality with a slap!



Good luck for the contest!
Raingel (Daveena)^^

Posted 6 Years Ago


Many point you brought up was good. America is all the time contradicting itself.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Interesting work love, if we could all become "undeaf" not just the statue of liberty with her illuminati symbolism, then we could stop wars and the needless loss of life! Depending on your beliefs of how 9/11 happened! :)
Thoughtful piece
xx

Posted 7 Years Ago


a bit cynical, perhaps?

although i disagree with you on some major points here, you stated your case very well. the tone reminded me a bit of similar patriotic poems by the beat poets of the 50s and early 60s. nicely done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am not a critic by any means and have no floor to stand my opinion upon,
but that I thought this was a great piece. It has heart in all the right places,
and passion towards so many issues. Its modern, it's timeless to what plagues
our world from yesters-day, today, and the future to come.

sincerely

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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