Imagine | Teen Ink


March 10, 2011
BeTwEenDrEaMiNGaNdCoMiNGTrUE PLATINUM, Howell, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“If I speak in the tongues of angels, but have not love, I'm only a resounding noise , If I have the gift of knowledge, And if my faith moves mountains high, But have not love I am nothing… Though I know the One, Who holds the stars in the heavens, In the palm of His hand, If I give all I possess , To the poor and the helpless, I'll still gain nothing, Without love… Love's patient, True love is always kind, Love does not envy, Never brags, it's never proud, Slow to wrath, it keeps no records of wrongs against friends, Love forgives… It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-5,7)
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:18-19
"The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these the spirit blooms..." ~ George Santayana

Can You Imagine…
Everyday crouched in darkness
Afraid to turn on a light in fear that they find you
Praying they won’t find you
And hoping with all your soul that you won’t
be the next corpse stuffed into a mass grave
I shudder to think of this terrible fate
That so many others have fallen victim to

Can You Imagine…
A day without color, laughter or light
The pain and suffering
The agonized cries tearing through the night
What if you left to save yourself but your family got left behind
And every day promising yourself that if you just keep believing they’re alive
They will be okay

Can You Imagine…
Returning just to find that everything you knew had been torn away
They were gone
Gone like the wind that had carried away their last breath
Gone like the past
Gone were the dreams they’d had for the future
They slaughtered everything, everyone and left nothing
Not even the children, not even the old, the frail, the defenseless
They killed with diamond hearts that nothing could penetrate
You think to yourself this is a nightmare I’m asleep, it can’t be reality
But it is.

And there is no need to imagine
It happened
In Rwanda, the Rwandan Genocide

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