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Old 08-29-2009, 05:58 PM   #252
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Can anyone help these ladies with their request? It always takes me such a long time to find anything . . .
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A sonnet, called "The New Colossus," written by Emma Lazarus, is engraved on a bronze plaque on the Statue of Liberty. The words are:

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 flam
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!"
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I am compiling a scrapbook on the history of the neighborhood in which I grew up. It is near the Santa Fe Trail. Are you aware of any historical or western poem about the Santa Fe Trail or know of a good poem about neighborhoods that you would be willing to share here? I'd be ever so appreciative. Thanks in advance.
I found these so far:
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A Good Neighbor is a Welcome Blessing!
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My Special List
Author Unknown.

I have a list of folks I know...
all written in a book,
And every now and then...
I go and take a look.
That is when I realize
these names...they are a part,
not of the book they're written in...
but taken from the heart.
For each Name stands for someone...
who has crossed my path sometime,
and in that meeting they have become...
the reason and the rhyme
Although it sounds fantastic...
for me to make this claim,
I really am composed...
of each remembered name.
Although you're not aware...
of any special link,
just knowing you, has shaped my life...
more than you could think.
So please don't think my greeting...
as just a mere routine,
your name was not...
forgotten in between.
For when I send a greeting...
that is addressed to you,
it is because you're on the list...
of folks I'm indebted to.
So whether I have known you...
for many days or few,
in some ways you have a part...
in shaping things I do.
I am but a total...
of many folks I've met,
you are a friend I would prefer...
never to forget.
Thank you for being my friend!
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A birth certificate shows that you were born,
a death certificate shows that you died,
but a scrapbook shows that you lived.
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