Rachel's Song - a Poem Tribute To Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie was a young woman who was concerned about World Peace and was opposed to Injustice.
As a result of this, she volunteered with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and went to Rafah, Gaza (Palestine). There she stayed with Palestinian families (thus protecting their homes from being shot at "just for a laugh" by high-spirited Israeli adolescents dressed in their Army uniforms) and witnessed their daily lives.
With her e-mails to her family and friends in Olympia, Washington State (USA), she tried to raise US consciousness of what was going on.
While facing down an Israeli Army bulldozer (which was aimed at destroying a Palestinian home to 2 families), she was run over by that bulldozer, sustained a broken back and internal injuries, and died soon afterwards in hospital.

She has become a real inspiration to me. In fact, she is my literary muse.
You can read her e-mails home, more about her, and about the foundation set up in her name - which continues to work for Justice and Peace - at

This is "her" song.

Words by herself and by Jimmy Hollis i Dickson.
Other poems in the poem cycle "Another Song For Rachel" can be found at

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Comment by Ross Adam on June 4, 2009 at 1:52pm
Mum showed me this video a couple days ago and I really liked it and the way you read it with so much emotion.

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