There Stands Today a Statue

There stands today a statue,

Upon an island small.

Its width is great in magnitude;

Its height is towering tall.

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There stands today a statue,

Upon a stand of stone,

Crafted by Bartholdi,

For liberty alone.

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There stands today a statue

Of copper, steel, and gold,

A lady robed in verdigris:

Beautiful and bold!

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There stands today a statue,

A golden torch held high.

’Tis said to shed enlightenment

Upon the country nigh.

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There stands today a statue,

Holding a tablet of stone;

It reads July 4, 1776,

Which is a date well known.

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There stands today a statue,

Broken shackles at its feet,

Lying there to symbolize

Liberty achieved!

-Arrietty

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