I have left my children to save my own hide
While I could not have prepared them for life
With their kids nobody knows what would betide
To their future and towards which how to strive.
If he won her heart, he would brag
That those who courted her he rose above;
Being in glory, he surely would never nag
At having allegedly misplaced his love!
Nếu chiếm được nàng, chàng sẽ khoe:
Phục chàng, tình-địch hết ho-he!
You asked me to tell about my native land,
And you made as if you did all understand;
But, I was aware you gave to it no priority,
Except to amuse yourself with your curiosity.
Em hỏi anh về nước Việt quê anh,
Và gật đầu ra vẻ cảm-thông nhanh;
Nhưng anh biết: em không hề chú-trọng
Mà chỉ hiếu-kỳ vớ-vẩn chuyện xung quanh.