A Land Abandoned
By Salai Van Biak Thang
5th October, 2006
Upon those ranges of high mountains,
Lonely as though having no companions,
There lies a land of beauty and biota
Along the north-west margin of Burma .
Captured and tortured like a prisoner,
A land, once but free and reached no longer,
Still threatened and shaken by the junta,
To be heard and cared has only a cicada.
Ill-treated, malnourished and unattended,
Its people, still forced and commanded,
In the land, not forgotten but downtrodden,
Alone are left just to suffer and be beaten.
Rejected, neglected and isolated
Away from the world, if mentioned,
Chinland, being cleansed and dictated,
Not forgotten but still remains abandoned.