Please tell us what your favorites are, and for songs, please write out at least the first verse or the one you like most. It would be helpful to know what country you associate it with, if it is not obvious to most. Please tell a little about why it is your favorite. - - - - - - - - - - My favorite song/poem is this, by Emma Lazar: Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teaming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. I recognize that many would like to close those 'golden doors," and indeed, there is a time to occasionally do so, but this poem represents a time when our country, the United States, was the only hope for many of our ancestors. All of us, other then pure-blooded Native Americans, have reaped the benefits of emigration and the resulting immigration into this country. Because of this, this song/poem touches me on a deep personal level. The story of my daughter-in-law's family's own emigration in the '70s makes this poem even more special to me.