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: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, uses spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. "For the Sake of Love” is her collection of songs written on Demian's healing journey, and “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” is a children’s book she wrote for her daughter about the interconnectedness of life published by Illumination Arts and endorsed by Jane Goodall. Currently, Demian is working on recording episodes for her podcast and writing on the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse". .


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