Stevieslaw: Je veux rentrer chez moi.
The sound of relentless sobbing, so loud that it deprived most New Yorkers of sleep last night was traced in the early morning to a despondent Statue of Liberty. Liberty had dropped her torch and bowed her head. “The New Colossus*,” a sonnet written by the poet Emma Lazarus, in 1883, had been washed off the pedestal by the Liberty’s tears.
When questioned by the press, the statue just kept repeating, “Je veux rentrer chez moi,” “Je veux rentrer chez moi,” “Je veux rentrer chez moi.”
*The New Colossus
BY EMMA LAZARUS
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 flame
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!”