With the shooting stopped and the freedom fighter at last finding his true voice

With the shooting stopped and the freedom fighter at last finding his true voice
This is how it is my friends we are all of us
Tied to our lives by a thread no thicker than a hoverfly’s thought
So tell your children from today the sun will remain high in the sky
Their shadows will be able to move around and not be shot
A home for this country of ours will always be behind our eyes
From there our lookouts will marvel at this new-found stability
Queues will be everywhere praising what they see and believe
Not oil but wheat will win the day and the day being won
We with our enemies will sit down to eat

Ronald Rae

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David Bleiman April 22, 2011 at 11:17 am

Let us hope for this outcome, Ronnie, which you express in imagery at once simple and inventive.
With best wishes, David

Pauline April 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Thank you David.

Ian Hughes Smith April 23, 2011 at 6:05 am

April 23, 2011. 1055 hours.

Well, what does one say after seeing Ronald’s Fallen Christ? This sculptor imbues his work with a deep spirituality which is so palpable that you want to reach out and touch the stone.

And know of course, that it is no longer just stone, but something infinitely spiritual.

It is a privilege to be able to share this video and learn more about this man Ronald Rae, himself.

Blessings on him.


Pauline April 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Thank you Ian for your kind words about Ronald Rae’s Fallen Christ. The sculptor is touched by your response.

The McKirdy family May 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

We are grateful to you both for sending us this beautiful poem of hope, so relevant in current circumstances. Every best wish to you both from the McKirdy family.

Pauline May 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Thank you McKirdy family. You will never know how much we appreciate your response. We hope to thank you in person some time this year.

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