Our Hats Are Off to You, Beverly © July 19, 2004
by Sharon R. Amos

Standing tall
Speaking with the people's voice

 Envisioning a community, a city, a place
For love, peace and harmony

Some tried to deny you a seat
Not on a bus like Rosa Parks
But in a chamber

Yet when the votes were tallied
You gained the title

A small task for a woman
Of your proportions

Pushing a broom or carrying a sign
Nothing could hinder your made up mind

One of 50 Women With A Vision
You set your course
And followed it through

Our hats are off to you.