Friday, February 10, 2012

There She Stands...

beyond the mist

the light of grace
the ever rising spirit of freedom
upon this our faith we place.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

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  1. She is a symbol of our ourselves and to this country! We so believe that freedom is free...freedom is a commitment! And Lady Liberty rises above the mist to light our way!

    Your poetry so inspires me Rose Marie!

    1. Theanne, Having lived through WWII the concept of 'commitment' to freedom was indeed learned. I remember taking such pride in my Civics classes because my Dad and Uncles, went away from home to assure that I would live with freedom. The Statue of Liberty, Our National Anthem, The Pledge of Allegiance, were held in reverent respect... each defined my growing understanding of what freedom meant in the United States.

      Thank You for feeling my intent...