Nu Poetry 7-7
Sunday, April 27, 2008

P O E T R Y
- of the people, by the people, for the people



Inside Burma,
the long walk to freedom is not romantic.

Outside Burma,
the road to the ‘peopledom’ is not dramatic.

Inside Burma
the escape to victory is not lunatic.
.
Outside Burma,
our prayer to the saffron revolution is not inauthentic.

Inside Burma,
the junta’s Burmese way to democracy is not democratic.

Outside Burma
the ‘journey’ to the third country is not poetic.

Aung Way
Copyright 2008


about Aung Way

- came from Burma
- was an asylum seeker
- arrived in Lansing, MI on March 19, 2008
- Burmese poet. born 1954

 

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