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The Dead Colossus

November 19, 2010
By KenLB PLATINUM, Hopewell Jct., New York
KenLB PLATINUM, Hopewell Jct., New York
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Go away.
Go away now.
Go away now and don’t come back.
You’re not welcome here anymore.
We don’t want you anymore.
Go away you tired, you hungry, you poor.
Back to your homeland’s scary shore.
Send these, the homeless, away.
World wide welcome glows no more
From her beacon hand.
Now go all you
And die in the sand.
There’s no longer a lamp
Beside the golden door.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by Emma Lasarus', "The New Colossus." I hope people will see that the title is true, our country is dying.

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