Cherish Life

Memorial Garden – Port Arthur, Tasmania

Death has taken its toll
Some pain knows no release
But the knowledge of brave compassion
Shines like a pool of peace.
May we who come to this garden
Cherish life for the sake of those who died
Cherish compassion for the sake of those who gave aid
Cherish peace for the sake of those in pain.

Port Arthur: A Story of Strength and Courage (Margaret Scott, Random House, 1997)

 


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