Verse – Protecting the Homeland by Donnie Trump

Protecting the Homeland by Donnie Trump (2nd grade)

Statue of Liberty plaque with Emma Lazarus' poem "The Colossus"

Statue of Liberty plaque with Emma Lazarus’ poem “The Colossus”

You don’t get to come here –

“you tired, you poor,
You huddled masses,
yearning to breath free,
you wretched refuse of
your teeming shore,
Stay home, you homeless,
tempest tossed,
my lamp’s blown out

beside the golden door.”

[Simpleton Press, NY, NY, Dec. 8, 2015.]

Click Cartoon a Day for cartoon by Bryant Arnold.

  • Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, Dec. 8, 2015.

 

 

The Statue of Liberty: “Send THESE, not those?”

Statue of Liberty, NY, NY

Statue of Liberty, NY, NY

“Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” – Emma Lazarus, Jewish American author; inscription, Statue of Liberty, New York, New York

“Send these, the [Christian] homeless, tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” – Sen. Ted Cruz

Click “Ted Cruz’s Religious Test for Syrian Refugees” for Amy Davidson’s November 16 article in The New Yorker.

  • Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, Nov. 19, 2015

 

 

Verse – a New Inscription

A New Inscription
For The Statue of Liberty

The lamp once was a beacon. Now the hand
holds high a searchlight, torch, a burning flame
exposing all the exiles, all who came
unasked in search of liberty. Our land
is full, our steel gate closed. Those who demand
a chance to live in freedom now will name
our border guard lady Mother of Shame:
the rich protected, refugees are banned.
“No sanctuary here, no room,” she cries
with rigid lips. “No welcome at our door
for homeless masses struggling to rise
above the hunger, pain, disease and war
in lands where they were born. Compassion dies.
I send the poor back to El Salvador.”

– Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, July 13, 2015