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Would You Recognize This? I didn’t……

Posted on: July 3, 2011

Plaque of The New Colossus poem by Emma Lazaru...

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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

The poem  “The New Colossus” was written by Emma Lazarus, a Jewish American poet in the bid to raise money for the Statue Of Liberty. In brevity it stands and symbolizes freedom! Freedom from injustice, freedom from slavery,freedom from racism,freedom to execute and pursue ones own utopia! It is a natural rite of existence.

Despite the celebrations, there is one aspect of freedom that has to be harnessed. Action. Freedom has a price tag and that tag is action. Whatever purposeful desire that is of consequence to you and your environment that  will promote your natural existence, please do pursue it with maximum enthusiasm. When we look at history, our existence is partly responsible as a result of the actions the generations before us dared to embark on! Do you want to leave this world for the next generation worse than when you found it? Take Action! You may feel inconsequential, or unimportant to contribute to that role, BUT everyone has a part to play. It could be small may be even un-noticed but it is vital. Some of the most important attributes that had a crucial part to play in our existence and our environment were discovered long later when the proponents had died! Don’t let this stop you!

Rather than wait for government, dictate to government through action the pathway to be followed. Sometimes we need governments but a lot of times governments need us for direction and what better way than executing action!

As you devour that rib, think about the people that heavily contributed for you to enjoy your existence, your freedom! Then think about what you are going to do so that your kids and their kids can equally devour a rib in the future thanking you for their existence!

Happy Independence day!

Lee Kariuki

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