Zhi Bai Peng


end-of-the-worlders


helping the end-of-the-worlders
to bring in the new dynasty
their fears tragically absurd

so quickly they have caught up
with the pain and the truama
i have known a whole nation

psychologically damaged
gripped in a deeper grief
and sadness than my own

so why do i lament
compassion is what is true
let me step forward to help a little.

Submitted: Monday, December 17, 2007
Edited: Saturday, April 30, 2011
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  • Rookie - -1 Points Ivan Donn Carswell (12/17/2007 2:57:00 PM)

    end-of-the-worlders can be interpreted as nihilism or something more benign - perhaps cultural dissonance. An effective piece. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

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