Maligned as a Radical

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

House of Representatives

AOC Congress US

A poem written by Alice Walker for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

there is a daughter

for AOC

© 2020 by Alice Walker

there is a daughter
taking the floor
there is a daughter
standing in the light
of her mother’s prayers,
her father’s dreams,
her teachers’ high hopes
as well as in the shadow
of our common disillusionment.

there is a daughter
speaking the truth
that lives in her heart.
there is a daughter
standing alone

taking care
of the Soul
that might have lived
all these years
-if not endlessly stoned –

with verbal rocks
in our House.

Artwork by Gill D. Illustration

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