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The Six-Year-Old Girl

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The six-year-old girl
drifted lonely looking for food.
Her dad had paid his "blood debt" -
a "village bully" by the "Peasants' Union" subdued.
Her mom had left her behind helpless,
to flee to the South, the Party to elude.

Since she was just born,

fed with mother's milk, sleeping in cozy bed,
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: compassion,misery,youth
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Translation of Hoàng Cầm's poem "Em Bé Lên Sáu Tuổi"
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Bharati Nayak 23 May 2018

Caught between call of cadre and call of conscience- - - -She took the right decision to stay on the side of humanity- - Thanks for sharing a lovely poem. She asked herself and retorted: Why have pity on a foe's child though fair? Were I able to hate the kid How would I have been free from care!

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Naila Rais 23 May 2018

Such a emotional poetry... 10 ... Keep it up... Last three lines are really great.... Naila

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