Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

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 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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  • Jagdish Singh Ramana Jagdish Singh Ramana (1/15/2019 9:42:00 PM)

    a major proponant of peace and harmony as poems and qoutes show.

  • Jagdish Singh Ramana Jagdish Singh Ramana (1/15/2019 9:30:00 PM)

    beautiful qoutes and beautiful poems!
    lucky to ready such a poetess.

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (2/11/2018 2:42:00 AM)

    What a tragedy when children are used as soldiers in the mad wars in our world! . Wars do not only kills lives of people but also children's innocense.

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (4/21/2016 3:23:00 AM)

    How do we look at it? Breivik showed much inhumanity in his heart and mind by killing more than 80 young people in that island in Norway. And he sued Norway for inhuman treatment for putting him in isolation, and he won in the name of Human Rights Convention!

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (2/15/2016 4:32:00 AM)

    Thanks for your response, Graham Thomson! I have just recently realized that Poemhunter's page for quotations is a great menu to come across with good messages to inspire.

  • Graham Thompson Graham Thompson (1/19/2016 12:18:00 PM)

    Love your quotations - an effective riposte to our darkening world. You are an angel on the side of light and revelation. An insipired poet.

  • Cliff Ceekay (11/23/2012 2:22:00 PM)

    wow, a good poem.write and write more

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Best Poem of Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Flood (Acrostic)

Filling waters in all sideways and byways
Leaking through all alleys and subways
Overflowing canals, rivers and bays
Overflowing streets, stations and houses
Driving people into despair and madness.

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