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Poem of the Day > 182 Arrival in the Land of Freedom - Harriett Beecher Stoew

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message 1: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments Look on the travellers kneeling,
In thankful gladness, here,
As the boat that brought them o'er the lake,
Goes steaming from the pier.

'Tis Harry, like a girl disguised,
His mother, like a boy,
But the father kneels beside them,
And their hearts are full of joy.

No man can buy or sell them,
No trader chase them more,
The land of freedom has been gained,
The good Canadian shore.

And they are strangers on the soil,
As poor as poor can be,
But the English flag above them floats,
They know that they are free.


message 2: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments I thought this was very topical at the moment, a very straightforward poem.


message 3: by Lee (new)

Lee I never knew that Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote poetry - I guess it all formed part of her campaign.


message 4: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments Me neither Lee until I saw her name on poemhunter when I was looking for someone else


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