COM­ING TO AMER­ICA

(AFTER ES­THER NISENTHAL KRINITZ, 1996)

Pasatiempo - - KIDS' POETRY - by Sofia Smith Age eleven, May Cen­ter for Learn­ing

Blue wa­ter swirling gen­tly White birds fly­ing softly over­head like the roy­alty of the air Brown boat float­ing by the Statue of Lib­erty A green torch rest­ing in Her hand Wel­com­ing Amer­ica’s hope­ful all around Blue sky bright­ing over head Suit­cases from Poland lean­ing ex­pec­tantly The calm slap­ping of the waves Two women gaz­ing out to sea like they have never seen any­thing as beau­ti­ful One man hold­ing a child in arms “My dear child, this will be your Amer­ica!”

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