When facing fear,
the fear that makes men crack inside,
the fear that kills us every day
--and we are far--

a thousand times

You stood your ground …

till fear burned out and disappeared
and you prevailed


Stretch out your hand
and pull us out of this despair

Show us the path
and tell us how you dared to dare


You conquered fear,
the fear that made men crack inside,
and wrote your name, boldly,
into the book of life


You gave us hope …

             Thank you, Rachel


March 17, 2003



Rachel Corrie of Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death on March 16, 2003, while trying to prevent an Israeli army bulldozer from demolishing a Palestinian house in Rafah, Gaza.