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turned past the equinox
in a new space.
As the last
throes of our old belief system lash out in violent shuddering
ever global peace initiatives spread across the earth
a million candles
in the darkness.
For 2 days Zimbabweans
throughout the country
in their hands and staged a successful and peaceful stay away.
It has been
met with retribution
and their families - have had their homes broken into by government
been arrested beaten, tortured and raped
Kulinji, MDC Harare Province Women's Executive member, her mother
and father were attacked at their home in Mabvuku last night. Margaret
and her mother were both sexually assaulted with a rifle, among
other things . . . and her brother is now missing.
Over 250 people
poured into hospitals within 24 hours
have stayed after treatment
to return home.
280 are still
incarcerated in jail - their injuries as yet untreated.
Today the stories
of horror and abuse still pour in -
200 arrested in Chinhoyi
The handful of lawyers, doctors and human rights activists
who are still able
work on their last resources
tired, stressed, but still there
small voices standing against the flood.
My heart aches
with our collective pain
for in Zimbabwe we are experiencing the full horror of this uncontrolled
our leaders and militia are running their last steps in this journey
But we have
opened the door to peace
is no turning back -
is nowhere to go from here.
the government violence
of their fear
created by holding on to power.
Peace is in
something we are involved in creating
is no thought of failure.
In these times
of the greatest darkness
web of energy emerges.
the planet calling for peace
May we shine.
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