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A Poem by Elizabeth Brooks: "Daughters of Our Cities"

"Spiritual Acrylic on canvas-J.Pickett

Daughters of Our Cities

in urban towns and rural villages

we celebrate you!

The spirit of God dwells in you.

You may be broken, violated but not


Powerful and innocent women, girls,

mothers and others who are struggling.


Sacrificed, enslaved, branded and

exploited because of power and greed.


Daughters of our cities.

We see your purity of heart

your innocence, your disheveled


Don’t give up hope. Rethink your position.

We are all grounded and planted with


by God to eliminate darkness.

You are growing deep roots to bear fruit.

Daughters of our cities,

Jesus Christ

has already paid a price for you,

He laid down His life because of God’s


God has a plan for you.

He created you for victory and He will


the birth of your vision,

Daughters of our cities.

© Elizabeth Brooks


Elizabeth Brooks

Elizabeth P. Brooks is originally from Trinidad and Tobago and now calls Tampa Bay home. She is deeply concerned about human dignity and the need for social justice. She is outgoing, loves the sound of laughter and the power of the word. She is a performance poet and has had several poems and two non-fiction essays published in Indiana Voice Journal. She is the author of a recently published chapbook ,“You May Applaud Now and other poems” and she is currently working on a novel and many other projects. Elizabeth is a reference librarian at Saint Leo University in Dade City, Fla., and volunteers as an adult literacy tutor in Tampa. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post. Elizabeth writes the column "A Call to Love" for Spirit Fire Review. You can visit Elizabeth at her Facebook page here: Elizabeth Brooks

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