Poetry

Poem: Statue of William Penn by Mark Tulin

A big shoutout to Silver Birth Press for publishing “Statue of William Penn.” A great concept for poetry, Landmark Series, and an editor supreme. Featured photo by the author.

Statue of William Penn
by Mark Tulin

I used to wear the bronze hat
of William Penn,
the founder of Pennsylvania
who stands atop City Hall
in Philadelphia
I was the one who remembered
how things were
during the revolutionary days
when freedom was a passion
and not a personal insult
I remember what it felt like
to live in the sky,
my head in the clouds,
and look over my brothers
Although I love my place of birth,
I never want to return,
nor do I want to forget
how proudly I once stood.

4 comments on “Poem: Statue of William Penn by Mark Tulin

  1. Congratulations! I love how this poem fits into an interesting series. ❤

  2. Congratulations, Mark! I know just what you mean.

  3. This is simple beautiful

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