She gave her life inside the Middle East,
Young activist woman from the USA
Non-violent soldier in a hostile fray
Her only weapons were her faith and her solidarity..
Rachel left her family, friends and culture behind,
All the privileges that come to her kind,
To be a human shield protecting innocent lives
On a killing field where vengeance resides
She did not yield instead defied - with a spirit that shined.
Where the bullets, tanks and bulldozers roar,
Up against a force whose only recourse is war,
There she stood so good, courageous and bold,
Like Fanny Sellins or Mother Jones of old.
She gave her body, heart and soul - just like them before.
They said she was crazy, she had a lot of nerve
She never should have been there, she got what she deserved.
But sometimes with justice, words ain't enough
Knowing means going to the front lines with love.
She got no medals, no press or TV
Some even said she was the enemy.
Young activist woman from the USA,
Non-violent soldier in a hostile fray,
Her only weapons were her faith and her solidarity...
Her humanity... Her humanity...
Contributed by giorgio - 2009/11/25 - 18:03
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