Lady Liberty’s Plea


I signed my name on a dotted line,

a blank check for the nation.

My brothers’ and sisters’ freedoms as payment.

As a soldier I’m trained to scale walls and fight tyranny.

My blood, sweat and tears grease the Gates of Liberty.

Lay cover fire down for family,

that make a home for brothers and sisters who flee.

I don’t lay bricks or write laws

but if we let the nationless lay at a wall then liberty will surely die.

Fear is a suggestion that every soldier fights

yet it gives terrorists advice.

This is why freedom needs to ring not fall on deported nights.

I signed my name

this blank check for families fleeing from tyranny.

Samuel Wickersham, senior in business management

Sergeant in the Kansas National Guard

Kelsey Kendall
Hi everyone! I'm a senior in journalism and cultural anthropology. My favorite things are storytelling, coffee and meeting new people. In that order.