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.
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  • ''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.
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  • ''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.
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  • ''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...
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  • ''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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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (4/13/2020 8:59:00 AM)

    Corona attacks people beyond borders, race, status and authority. With the daily rising of deaths in many countries, we are confronted with the reality of life's fragility and mortality. May God beyond us, in and around us help us.

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  • Prabir Gayen Prabir Gayen (2/16/2019 4:45:00 PM)

    Very good poetess....fine write..great work

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

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

A Mother

How can a mother forget her child,
the child who is conceived nine months in the womb
the child that is cradled at daytime,
night time until dawn?
How can a mother forget her child?

How can a mother forget her child
the child who after the flow of months
has learned to stand and run?
How can a mother forget her child,
the child whose mouth imitates her mother`s tongue,
the child who after a year or two can say,
'Mama, I love you'?

How can a mother forget her child,
the child who is so dear in her own heart and mind,
the child that ...

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