The identity of a nation, 

Is it determined by the natives?

Or by those that judge us, 

Those that peer in from a far?
Are we still the nation of immigrants

Yearning for freedom?

Do we desire to welcome and save

Or to squelch and suppress?

Is she lady liberty 

OR is she lady oppressed?

Hidden alone on an island tarnished from years of little attention.

What is the identity of a nation?

A conglomeration of voices sold on the Internet to the highest bidder?

Or the actions of the government?

What defines your nation?

10 thoughts on “Liberty”

  1. this is a strong piece of writing that asks all the right questions… thank you, ineffablemrjones. I will be sharing this with my poetry network and thank you again for your courageous voice…

  2. Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fee; I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our cogmmunity and I enjoyed reading your work. If “OK” please let me know via email.


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