The Poetics prompt over at dVerse Poets Pub today is to write about a city or cities. I tried to think of something to write about my own city or about trips I’ve made to other big cities, like New York or San Francisco. But my mind wouldn’t stay there. I kept coming back to Jerusalem—a city I’ve never been to but would love to visit some day. A friend was recently there and her pictures on Facebook made me want to go all the more.


Jerusalem, Jerusalem
City where my Savior died
I pray you find His peace

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Ancient city from of old
I pray God’s blessing on you

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
A city exiled to Babylon
I pray your safe return

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
The city with many enemies
I pray protection for your people

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
A new city you’ll one day be
I pray the Lord’s return

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


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    • Revelation 3:12 says otherwise, “The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.” I know you don’t believe that, but I do. Peace, Linda

  1. Such vivid contrasts in the holiest of cities, where great religions claim tenure, ownership, dominion; where blood flows, where souls grow in stature, yes, the Holy Land; a place of dreams for most of us.

  2. Jerusalem is certainly a place of many contrasts and numerous religions. A Holy City for many but also a place of contention, despite its name. We can indeed pray for Jerusalem.

    • It is actually quite beautiful, at least it is in the pictures my friend posted on Facebook. And more ancient looking in parts than one might expect. Peace, Linda

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