Our Lady

Our Lady

A Poem by Norma J. Jessee

 

Our beautiful lady stands alone,
Dressed in freedoms gown,
Her torch gives enlightment;
And she is world renown.

 

Lady Liberty, welcomes everyone,
As they come into the place,
She doesn't care  at all;
About their creed, or race.

 

Her light she holds, for all who enter,
Whether great or small,
No matter where they come from;
She welcomes one and all.

 

There are times that I wonder,
If she sheds a tear,
When she sees the things that happen;
In the country she holds dear.

 

Do you suppose her great heart aches,
When she sees the poor in need ?
And watches grown men fighting;
With such selfishness and greed.

 

Was our dear Lady watching ?
Did she wear a frown ?
I wonder what she thought;
As terrorists brought the towers down ?

 

And when men try to smother,
The flame she holds so high,
Do you think she wilts and wonders;
And muffles a small cry ?

 

She watched while millions went to war,
Far across the sea,
They fought to keep our country safe;
And keep our liberty.

 

Some gave everything they had,
Their lives, their homes, their all,
So that  'this nation under God'
Would never have to fall.

 

So our Lady stands, torch held high,
In the harbor, where she's always been.
I'm sure she's proud and honored;
To be the symbol of free men

 


© 2009 Norma J. Jessee



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This is very well done. I love the way it was put together , the way it had a great flow, as well as teh symbolism. Great job.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rather a sombre note to this piece, and it conveys the mood well. Although I've never seen her except on film, I should imagine that she stands tall in American eyes, and reflects the dream that all people who migrate to those shores have felt on first seeing that grand lady appear over the horizon. To look at her once again in a more reflective mood, and personify her, is what you have achieved here. Your poem certainly gives us pause to think about the way our world has begun to come apart at the seams, and we need these prompts from time to time to set us back on the right track once more. Thank you Norma Jean.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Wow, this is a fantastic tribute! I say this happily, i'm not much of a reviewer of poetry i'm far too picky about it. I love the liquid quality this has with the rhythm. and i have to say that the last lines got me. well done, very well done.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is a wonderful tribute to a mighty Lady. You give her feelings and that is exactly what she represents. May she rule over this harbor for many decades to come. You also brought into this work the trials our country has faced and to which she has witnessed. I am sure this dear lady wept many an invisible tear. Beautiful rhymn and flow. You write from the heart and it shows.

Posted 8 Years Ago


What a wonderful tribute to a world-renowned monument. The statue of Liberty is surely a great part of american history.. and will hopefully always be a part of future history. I loved the rhythm and flow of this.. loved all of it especially these two stanzas:

And when men try to smother,
The flame she holds so high,
Do you think she wilts and wonders;
And muffles a small cry ?

She watched while millions went to war,
Far across the sea,
They fought to keep our country safe;
And keep our liberty.

Great work here.. a real solid writing that shines in such tough times.. she certainly stands as a symbol for freedom.. the real meaning should come from the hearts of the people who adore her!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! =)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Old Lady Liberty stands proud and tall for us though I believe she would still shed a tear at what our country has become, mainly the Government, it is more a business now days and we are statistics... but a long as she stands tall we still can turn it around... a very profound and inspirational piece. Not to mention so beautifully crafted.

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Norma J. Jessee

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I am a 57 year old, happily married, mother of 4, who have blessed me with 12 grandchildren. I find a lot of my inspiration comes from my grandchildren. who can provide an endless supply of things to .. more..

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