Children of the Mother of Exiles

You lift her torch when she will slip
on ice no winter leaves behind,
securing her so she may mind
the golden door and light the way.

Children of the Mother of Exiles © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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The title connects with the "Mother of Exiles" - the Statue of Liberty as famously named in Emma Lazarus' poem (inscribed on the statue) "The New Colossus":

The "golden door" reference also alludes to that very entrance referenced in Lazaraus' verse.
Submitted: April 12, 2020