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She’s Been Mistreated Not Defeated


By Don Kenton Henry

The Lady’s served her children well
She’s known joy and she’s known hell
She’s lost more than just one son and daughter too
She’s been through tragedy and triumph
Ever watchful and reliant
And she does it all for me and you
A shining beacon cross the seas leading those yearning to be free
With hopes of dignity and safety; a chance to make a better life
Where a person is judged by deed – not their color or their creed
To pursue happiness and liberty without strife
But it’s easy to throw stones, cast bullets and throw bombs
At one who helps those who might be different
And none are quite so vulnerable as those who stand tall above the crowd, shouting liberty out loud
And dare give everyone a place at a table set for all
See Freedom cannot be, when it’s meant for just you and me
It has to be for brothers and sisters weak and small – as well as strong and able
Let our differences not be a threat – this is the lady’s test to keep us all together as a whole
So step forward, help her hold that torch, feed her heart, water her soul
But please bring something to her table; give whatever you are able
Let her know that you are grateful to live the life you choose
And realize the tide of freedom ebbs if that arm drops by her side
And all you take for granted . . . we will lose
Take a stand – don’t bite the hand that feeds you
Don’t let us lose the right to speak, protect our families, take a knee or choose our leaders
It’s been a glorious ride though of late she’s been mistreated
But she can only be defeated from within
And you cannot keep her by replacing things which made her great
With things from which so many died and many did escape
Cast your lot with Lady Liberty, ring her bell, water her tree
Lock hands and stand with me, keep her safe as she has we
Stand with my Lady Liberty

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