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Gilgit

December 6, 2006

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Because the shadows would not rest That played upon my brain, And danced like daylight on my chest, Like shadows of the rain, Because the words I could not say Were laden low with pain, On Christmas day I tried to pray, And almost prayed in vain. – Written by Anna Williams at age 18 […]

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Faith

December 6, 2006

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Two thousand years ago, Close to the sea, I lit a candle Under a tree. I watched your words, and I Followed your eyes, Bathed in their promises Barren of lies. Something you spoke about Faith, or a prayer, A dream, a belief, a hope… Breathless like air. For two thousand years, it has Carried […]

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Prague

December 6, 2006

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The lace that I wore at my ankle is lost. Rose petals froze into gold… with the frost At our fingers, our toes, our words, and my smile, And the black-footed hedgehog tells me I’m a child. I turned my face quietly up toward the sky, With no urge to crumble. No need to ask […]

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Alone

December 6, 2006

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If you should fly a million years, Leave behind your frightened tears, Escape the milky clustered sky, And peer grim thrills deep in the eye Forget your strength. Forget your mind. But pray! Don’t leave your heart behind. If you should leave your home, your friends, And seek new dreams, new loves… new ends, Leap […]

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