Lady Liberty


Birthed in the want of self-rule

Under the weight of tyranny

A newborn needing great care

Our precious child, Liberty


Swaddled in a fledgling nation

Where brave dead gave her hope

Men struck words, a rule of law

Democracy born by the vote


Two centuries we have fought

To keep her safe as she grew

On foreign soil, patriot’s blood

So, they can know freedom too


Elegant strength graces harbor

Beaconed torch in her hand

Our welcoming woman, Liberty

How proudly she now stands


But strength is always tested

And she cannot stand alone

We must stand for each other

And this nation we call home


22 Responses to “Lady Liberty”
  1. beth says:

    Absolutely- beautiful and important poem

  2. A great ode to the most significant symbol of freedom πŸ‘Œ

  3. KK says:

    A beautiful poem on love for motherland. Thanks!

  4. She shall forever be the true symbol to others that we are a nation, no matter how divided we may be within ourselves! Beautiful sentiment, brother!

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Very well said Brad. My feelings of solidarity with your words. We all stand together to represent and protect that land and that freedom. It is the land of all peoples!

  6. ladysighs says:

    Wonderful! Never to be taken for granted.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so beautifully written. An important piece about the blessings and cost of our freedom which we hold so dear. Lovely my friend. Sending you such love and many hugs πŸ€— Hope you are having a great week. Love ya Jonikins πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸ˜˜

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Jonikins! Huddling indoors today as the snow falls. Sending you my love in return!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Oh how fun. I bet you will be inspired to write something beautiful and introspective today. Thanks for your love Brad we can never have too much love in our lives. πŸ’•πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜˜hot chocolate and serenading fairies coming your way. Love and extra warm hugs coming your way too. Jonikins πŸ’•πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ»πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ»

  8. Jim Borden says:

    powerful words, Brad…
    yes, we must stand for each other…

  9. petespringerauthor says:

    Your last stanza sums things up nicely. We always need to speak up for the oppressed.

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