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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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Magic

December 6, 2006

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Sometimes I sleep while the nations roll round, Mimicking bravery, muffling the sound Of unspeakable slavery… Sometimes I weep as the voice in the sky Whispers the reasons I ought not to die, Murmurs of treason, And fades to a sigh. Hesitance followed me, painfully lingering Wrapped round the dreams I was painfully fingering Wrapped […]

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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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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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