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6.27.2010

Song for rachel



Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). She was crushed to death in the Gaza Strip by an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) bulldozer when she was kneeling in front of a local Palestinian's home, thus acting as a human shield, attempting to prevent IDF forces from demolishing the home...






and a song for her...



+Dawud Wharnsby - Rachel

First time I saw Rachel, I looked deep into her eyes.
My reflection there, was a gaping stare as I watched her laugh, in that photograph
And the time between us lost somewhere.?First time I saw Rachel, I began to realize,
she possessed such grace, in her youthful face.
Sweet integrity that woke a void in me. Now her passion breathes within that space.?

(Chorus)

It has nothing to do with age.
It's not our languages, religions, genders, colours of our skins.
It's a soul within a well, that echos deep beneath the ego's shell.
True life can't ever start, until we offer up our heart,
As the wolves lick their teeth at the sheep in rows,
I want to live the life that Rachel chose.
?All the girls and boys, seen preening through school halls,
fighting to fit in, games we just can't win.
Higher education, dumbing down a nation.
Round the square, unsure where we fit in.??(Chorus)
It has nothing to do with age.
It's not our languages, religions, genders, colours of our skins.
It's a soul within a well, that echos deep beneath the ego's shell.
True life can't ever start, until we offer up our heart,
When the wolves rip the fleece from the sheep, God knows,
I want to live the life that Rachel chose.??(Bridge)
Rachel, what so pushed you, to put so much on hold?
From a school hall door, to a need for more?
From where we all stayed, to where you last laid,
silently strong in the choices you made.

(Chorus)

It has nothing to do with age.
It's not our languages, religions, genders, colours of our skins.
It's a soul within a well, that echos deep beneath the ego's shell.
True life can't ever start, until we offer up our heart,
When the hate tears the hope where the olive tree grows,
I will live the life that Rachel chose.
I want to live the life that Rachel chose.


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Her 5th Grade speech.

4 comment:

TheHumbleWayfarer says:
at: June 28, 2010 at 3:57 PM said...

Akh, thank you so much for sharing this. may Allah bless her soul..

a.j. says:
at: June 29, 2010 at 6:56 PM said...

no akh. first saw her couple of years ago. made me wanted to be there with her kneeling side by side in front of those dozer.

Z says:
at: July 6, 2010 at 10:54 PM said...

sedihnye..what a pure heart she has.

a.j. says:
at: July 6, 2010 at 11:53 PM said...

=) ... and a brave one too kan