THE WRITERS POST

(ISSN: 1527-5467)
the magazine of Literature & Literature-in-translation.

VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2

JUL 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONG HO
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To a lonely child

( Translated by the author )

 

              Oh! Dear lonely child!
                    Wandering on the street,
                    "Where are you going, Dear?
                    Reply to me, do not fear!
                   
                    Where is your Father? - Imprisoned!
                    Your mother? - Go to the flea market.
                    And brother? - Forced into the invasion army
                    And sister? - Escaped by boat!
                    How about Grandpa? - Sentenced of death!
                    And Grandma? - Died of sadness!
                    Your Aunt ? Vanished to N.E.Z.
                    And Uncle? - Committed suicide!
                   
                    No! No more question is asked
                    My heart is very very moved
                    Why as a small child? You,
                    Experience so many miseries?
                    Why does this too small land?
                    Many heart broken stories to be told.
                   
                    Now I realize Love Tree
                    Is dead! Really dead!
                    Now I realize the Hatred Seeds
                    Are being grown! Being grown!
                   
                    Someday I certainly know
                    You will do terrible things
                    Someday I certainly know
                    You will be a murderer.
                   
                    Oh! My dear lonely child!
                    Do not kill! - Do not kill!
                    Oh! My dear lonely child!
                    Do not kill! - Do not kill!
                    Oh! My dear lonely child!
                    You are a hero today!
                    You will be a hero tomorrow!
                   

( Translated by the author )

 

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