Mistress of the Free/Lady Liberty Poem by Jim Schultz

Mistress of the Free/Lady Liberty

Verse 1

Mistress of the free
Shall we ever
see you as before
Guiding in the lost and cold
onto our eastern shore

May we ever
see your torch again
Or shall your light
be snuffed away by ruling men
By those who changed what you had been
into a threat
into a fear
for all who dared to hold you dear

Chorus

And we made of you
a beacon to
the hopeless and the poor
We lit your torch so all could see
the hope beyond our door
And though you held it oh so high
a symbol of the free
They turned your torch into a sword
for all the world to see

Verse 2

Lady Liberty
Shall your people
let their voices soar
Turning back their rulers course
away from endless war

Shall your people
cast their lot with you
Or shall we fail
and let the madness start anew
The madness of the ruling few
So those who rule
so those who war
may cower at your peoples roar

Chorus

And we made of you
a beacon to
the hopeless and the poor
We lit your torch so all could see
the hope beyond our door
And though you held it oh so high
a symbol of the free
They turned your torch into a sword
for all the world to see

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