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a candle
3 years ago
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some where there is a window sill

some one lights a flame

and each time they pass the candle

they will call my name

in that so far off distant land

that I can not see

they light the amnesty candle

and will think of me

3 years ago


The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who "disappeared". That's what the candle is for.
- Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty International


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