She with Silent Lips (ASL Poem)

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Image description: A white young man is standing in front of a orangish/whitish wall. He is wearing a white T-shirt, grey-ish pants, and a brown belt. He is signing “SCARF.”

Purpose: I signed this poem to remind people about American values. This poem is inspired by (rather than translated from) Emma Lazarus’s famous sestet in “The New Colossus”, which is found at the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Gratitude: I thank Louise A. for showing me the spinning Statue of Liberty effect some years ago

Keywords: snob, boat, America, Statute of Liberty, tired, poor, huddled masses, shine

Synopsis: A snobby couple with a snobby dog rides on a snobby boat to the United States, where the Statue of Liberty calls for the tired, poor, and huddled masses to enter the golden land.

Excerpt from Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus”:

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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