On Sunday 8th July 2018, the rescue mission commenced for the 12 Thai school boys and their coach. "The players, ages 11-16, and their 25-year old coach had been stranded since June 23 in the Tham Luang Nang Non caves in Thailand's rugged mountainous Chiang Rai province"
Hours to reach you, still hours to the door
a trek as long, laborious & winding,
ancient stones bear us witness
to every straight & turn.
Seize iron hands, dawn awaits
though murky waters line the strait
smile away the emptiness & dread.
Miles & monsoon
lend not a caring ear
a sprint against the metronome of time
eager faces yearning, still behind.
Soon sunbeams will seep
tender kisses to your weary hearts.
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