April 13, 2021
Poems

The Spirits Of 8888

Van Biak Thang

Chinland Guardian
08 August, 2008

Two decades have passed in a clear memory
And so have many lives but unknown like a mystery:
Monks, students, civilians gun down to death
And more leaders imprisoned and tortured by stealth

The people stood unarmed, united for democracy
Holding hands as one family and walking for liberty
But broken was their dream into a pool of blood
When with martial law the regime struck like a flood

Many students have away run from their loved country
Climbing uphills and crossing borders as a refugee
While their families suffer from the Junta’s forces
Yet many more still serve their ‘uncharged’ sentences

The spirits of ‘Fighting Peacock’ today among us live
With ‘blood, toil, tears and sweat’ they then did give
However long and hard the road may be before us
We all must stand as one and fight till the end thus

 

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