~Voices of the Lost~
My name is missing, though I have a face.
My name is vanished, and I need a voice.
My name is lost; I yearn to be found.
I am but a number.
Though people have seen me,
Though people have heard me,
Though people have mocked me,
I am not acknowledged.
I am cold, depressed and lonely, though I am surrounded by people.
My swollen eyes have looked on, straining to see the sun rise on yet another day.
My parched, scarred skin speaks volumes of the actions of the soulless.
People look onward.
Struggling to not recognize me.
I have prayed.
I have begged.
I have pleaded.
To be seen and heard.
As a human.
As a life.
As a person.
Is it for nothing?
You make the decision.
You disregarded us while we were here.
Will you let it happen yet again?
Think about it.
--Written by Liz Chipman in memory of the missing women in Vancouver.
January 20, 2002
~ We Will Never Forget ~
Sharon Gail Peterson - passed March 15, 2011
Phillip Doyle AKA Ranger - passed January 24, 2008
Shirley Massey AKA Masseypmn - passed June 30, 2008
Barbara Czapski AKA Augwoman29 - passed February 17, 2010
Starla Willett AKA Zoochild - passed April 6, 2010