Winds to carry

Updated: 2008-05-24 08:00

We live far apart and don't know each other

But I feel your pain and suffering

Blood is thicker than water

Buildings may crumble, but you've got to be strong

I want to be threads of spring wind

Crossing the ocean, sweeping debris around you

Removing the cold rain above you

Since the moment the earth moved

I have been breathing with you

We live far apart and don't know each other

But your cries surround my ears

The yearning in your eyes for survival is imprinted on me

Disaster ravages heaven and earth

But humanity cannot be destroyed

I want to be threads of spring wind

Crossing the ocean

Sweeping your fears and wiping your tears

Since you lost your home

I've been with you

Don't cry

You have lost your loved ones

But my winds will carry them to heaven

Don't be afraid. Your future

Won't be engulfed by loneliness

I'll send you warmth, even only threads of it

But there are thousands of us, from overseas

We'll bless you with love

Now that you've survived

Make the best of your life

The author, Zhao Xuemei, is the president of the Henan Association of Great Britain

(China Daily 05/24/2008 page4)