Thursday, 15 October 2015

His eyes came alive

The poor boy spent his life locked away in a cage

He felt like a bird that's had his wings clipped

Unable to fly high in the great sky

The boy walked back and fore in his cage, each and every day

Looking out of his cage wondering what beauties lie outside

Each night when the sun had set the boy would cry

Praying to be let out of his unkempt cage

The dust and dirt from inside the cage would poison the air

And each night the boy would be kept awake by the monsters

That lie underneath his bed, with their snores and nightly roars

Then early one morning, the boy arose as the sun began to wake

And he saw the cage door was open!

The boys heart jumped out of his chest, at first for joy

But then out of fear! What if this was just a dream?

The boy rushed to the edge of the open cage door

But slowly and cautiously he stepped outside

Oh how his eyes came alive when he knew he was free

At first he took a deep breath in, of the sweet fresh air

Then he ran for the first time in his life

His smile grew, as he ran and played outside of his cage

Oh how his eyes came alive

Then his wings returned and he flew

He flew so very high; right to the top of the sky

He smiled, laughed, played, ran and flew so very high

And oh how his eyes came alive

Then, without warning, he woke up in his cage

It was just a dream after all

And the sadness returned to his heart

He is stuck in his cage with no hope, no joy, no freedom, no rights

No life, no happiness; his cage is full of nothingness and injustice

Oh how he longed for the days to return, when his eyes came alive!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Voice of Gaza

One of the international projects that Lisa-Lee is giving her support to is a new, non profit, tuition free, educational centre in Gaza - Palestine. This project is called, 'Voice of Gaza' (VOG), and one of its many aims is to 'give a voice' to the young people living in Gaza.

Sadly in Gaza due to the living conditions and many problems people face living in Gaza (physical, emotional and psychological) there is a very high number of people who suffer from undiagnosed depression, and sadly in Gaza there is a high number of people who attempt suicide, and it is usually the youth who suffer the most, in silence; and resort to such desperate measures as suicide.

This is one of the many reasons why 'Voice of Gaza' was set up, to help the youth; but what makes VOG more unique, is that it focuses on young Gazan students who are gifted in the English language, and they spend two years working with them, helping them become more familiar with the English language, so they're able to reach a wider audience.

During the two year programme VOG aims to help the students become better and more effective writers and public speakers, by teaching and encouraging them and building up their knowledge, confidence and self belief. The hopes of VOG is to help build up the characters of each of their students, so they can express themselves and have the confidence and ability to become future leaders, who are able to speak eloquently for themselves and their causes; hopefully helping to create peace in Palestine.

Additionally, what makes VOG more unique is that it doesn't just focus on the students education and English language skills, the course also focuses on the students over all well being (physical and emotional); included in the two year course, the programme tries to help the students enhance their spiritual side by helping them with different stress release exercises, to help them cope with the traumas of the war and occupation.

Voice of Gaza is a brilliant and worthwhile project that needs as much support as possible to keep the project running and help keep it free for the students. If you are able to donate anything to this cause, then please do so. Help the youth of Gaza have a voice and hope for
the future! Here is the VOG link :

Friday, 2 October 2015

Fragile album cover design

Finally, in 2015, Lisa-Lee will release her 2005 album, 'Fragile'. This album is only 10 years late, it was scheduled for release in 2005, but it got put on hold, the day before release. Lisa-Lee is now busy re-recording some of the tracks from the album. Here is the official design of the album cover..... More news on the album follows soon!