In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

Written by on July 16, 2017 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments


Liu Xiaobo
12/28/55 – 07/13/17

They took your body
ravaged by sickness given
time to grow
unimpeded —
“Death of a thousand cancer cells” —
and burned it
tossing ashes out to sea
not in honor
but in haste to
get rid of all evidence
of your voice
and their crime
But they do not know
the current carries your ashes
around the world
touching every shore
rising on the warm air of
someone’s dream
speaking into clouds
ashes in the wind
the stuff of phoenixes
and poets
and unnamed voices
come back to haunt them



Demian Yumei
~Keeping the Dream

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About the Author

About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .


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