The statue of Lincoln

sits in the Capital

of the land of the free,

not just as a reminder

embodied in

cold bloodless stone,

but as an eternal

and immortal witness to all

that America now

claims to be.


The statue looks

proudly across this

place of decision,

and with his glance

and penetrating stare,

formed in the

fiery kiln of racial division,

he patiently demands

that American becomes

all that it claims to be:

that for everyone who treads

its lands and dwells

in peace within

it’s borders,

America fully is

the body of its creed,

and truly practices its vision of

becoming the land of  the just

and the place of the free.