Thursday, June 26, 2008

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Candlelit Vigil

We were but nine
but we stood nine strong
in silent solidarity
sending the light of hope
and human compassion
the tortured
the shackled
the disappeared


O Light
pure and life-giving
pierce the darkness
of prison cells
and hearts imprisoned
by hatred and cruelty

Flood despairing hearts
with hope
and arid hearts
with compassion

Release captives
from their torments
and captors
from their spite

O Father and Mother
of us all

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