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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Emmanuel : a story and a song of courage

I was impacted by this story in such a way, that big tears went rolling through my cheeks as I heard this amazing guy sing this song deep from his heart.  In his voice, John Lennon's beautiful song, Imagine, can be felt in its true meaning.  Emmanuel, a child of  one of those inexplicable wars, sings a song which preaches of peace in the middle of disgrace and sorrow...which tells you WHY it is important to find unity and sharing in a world now so shattered by ambition and lust for power.  Please hear Emmanuel make a tangible justification of those oh so real words which John Lennon wrote three decades and change ago.
In case you are not familiar with the lyrics, I enclose them in the following lines:

JOHN LENNON
"Imagine
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one