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.
Popular Poems
Teacher, Teacher

Teacher, teacher, teacher, teach me now
Between The Rich And The Poor
Who draws the gap between people?
They call them rich, they call them poor
The rich squander in wealth and abundance
The poor wonder what to eat next time.
The Power Of Words
They can be written
spoken, whispered,
hidden, forbidden,
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?
The Wind
Who has seen the wind?
Not me, not you, not them
can see the wind even
those with eyes as big as balls.
Popular Quotes
10 January 2015
'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.'
10 January 2015
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.
10 January 2015
Human beings have the tendency to destroy the natural environment, and nature has its own way of striking back by its own raging fury.
10 January 2015
The tragedy in France shook the world. The ideology of hate and revenge shakes the very foundation of freedom and justice.
14 January 2015
Peace starts in every human heart with one's decision not to nurture hate.


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 16 February 2019
Very good poetess....fine write..great work
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Jagdish Singh Ramána 15 January 2019
a major proponant of peace and harmony as poems and qoutes show.
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Jagdish Singh Ramána 15 January 2019
beautiful qoutes and beautiful poems! lucky to ready such a poetess.
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Elizabeth Padillo Olesen 11 February 2018
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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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 15 February 2016
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 19 January 2016
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 23 November 2012
wow, a good poem.write and write more
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