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Stepping Onto Ellis Island, 1908

April 10, 2010
By Zithia PLATINUM, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Zithia PLATINUM, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love." -Victoria Woodhull

Their sacks pile high
their backs ache from the pressure
no longer spry,
longing for a refresher,
hats upon tossed hair
brunette curls
see despair,
though no pearls
I see the beauty
flowing underneath the sooty
Jewish noses,
soon to smell new-world roses.

The author's comments:
This is the first sonnet that I have ever written.

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