Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


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A Filipino born woman, lives in Denmark, wrestles with the Danish language; attempts to preserve her mother tongue- Cebuano, writes prose and poetry in English. Wife, mother, teacher, cross-cultural worker; loves to sing, paint and tend the garden, finds it delightful to demonstrate her poems by her paintings. more »

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  • '''God is omniscient and omnipotent.He has does not need humans to be defenders of his Holy Name. He invites us instead to be defenders/protectors of his beloved creations: human beings and nature.'''
    Elizabeth's own statement on the subject on terrorism.
  • ''Our human heart is the house of love but it also houses hate. The love of Christ helps us conquer the surging hate that separates us from our fellow human beings. Learn to forgive.''
    reflection on hate that drives people to destroy others.
  • ''Human beings have the tendency to destroy the natural environment, and nature has its own way of striking back by its own raging fury.''
    while looking back at the natural calamities which claimed many lives of people.
  • ''The tragedy in France shook the world. The ideology of hate and revenge shakes the very foundation of freedom and justice.''
    On the massacre in Paris...
  • ''Peace starts in every human heart with one's decision not to nurture hate.''
    Attributed to the reality how hate is able to control over human beings if given place to grow in human heart.
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  • Rookie Cliff Ceekay (11/23/2012 2:22:00 PM)

    wow, a good poem.write and write more

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