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C. Van Lian Tu20 November 2020 Those songs say, “The green hills of Chinland…”“Colourful flowers making her beauty so grand…”But where are they gone now? Grandpa told us about rivers where fish abound,Trips of fishing – ngaihringdawi, parathlei and ngafuan riah.But where are they gone now? We brag about great hornbills and mythun called Continue Reading
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11 November 2020 By #YAW I was somebody when you hold me tight.The music inside my heartmade the whole world stopwhile looking at you who was staring at me. Then you needed a space of your own.All the red roses lying on the floor are dying and yet you don’t careNow, I am nobody for […]Continue Reading
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Salai Za Uk Ling16 November 2020 As a sea of cloud blankets the hills below,And the morning ray touches the darkest shadow,A sparkling silver engulfs the cloud above;Bringing light in the darkest hourLike everything has a silver-liningEvery moment has its own shining; As noises of boot steps disturb the soundAwakens cries from the ancient groundAncestral […]Continue Reading
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(Photo: CHRO) C. Van Lian Tu15 November 2020 Children cry in fear when they hear the noise;In their ears is the echo of bombing and shooting.Frightened as if being threatened by lightning,They flinch and run for refuge, girls and boys. Villages become battlefield and hence civilians victims;They flee empty-handed amidst black fumes and flames.With the […]Continue Reading
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(Photo: CHRO) C. Van Lian Tu14 November 2020 Thousands flee their homes and familiesAway from loved ones and communities;Mothers carry babies piggyback across hillsWhile the elderly puff and pant as they trail. Ah, they run away not from floods or famine;This time, neither Tatmadaw nor COVID-19,But from cruel and inhumane acts of Double A,Unwelcome strangers […]Continue Reading
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The prayer of Chin refugeesNaiṭingker19 October 2020 O Sovereign Lord! We pray before you.Please pour your blessings on us.Here in KL [Kuala Lumpur], our lives have not been comfortable Sometimes, we shed many tearsSometimes, we can’t even wipe our sweatAnd sometimes, our blood and lives are lost in the hands of the wicked.We compare ourselves […]Continue Reading