Kyle Schlicher


I Saw Her Hitchhiking - Poem by Kyle Schlicher

I saw her on the crowded freeway
trying to catch a ride.

She stood there facing traffic
unafraid of the metal monsters
flying by and at her.

Her head dress was crooked,
her arms were full
as she tried thumbing a ride
from one of the drivers
who couldn't see her.

She was invisible to them
one and all.

I watched as she lit the torch
she had been carrying,
then she held it high.

Surely,

this would attract attention.

Surely,

someone now
would give her a ride.

I saw her standing there
with her torch blazing
enduring this tragic injustice.

She was alone.

No one cared about her,
no one knew who she was.

i thought to myself,
can this be happening?

I just stood there bewildered
dumbfounded, watching

as Miss Liberty

tried to catch a ride.

(4-23-2002)

Topic(s) of this poem: liberty


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015



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