Lady

(3 July 2016)

 

Lady

 

You are constant

When our faith

Deserves to be

Questioned

 

Expressionless

Weighted with

Expression

 

The wisdom of

An age across two

Waters

 

We call you liberty

And claim it

For ourselves

 

You bear the burden

Of all our

Uncertainty:

 

You guard hope,

When our

Vision blurs

And we falter

 

Beacon-light

Into the world

For all to see

 

We must stand

Closer in aspiration,

 

Parallel with

What time-spent,

Respect, and

Insight might

Accrue

 

Side by side,

We must mean

Creed and reliance

 

In all we express

And realize

 

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