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Repression

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Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011
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(A tribute to the eleven self-immolated Tibetans in Tibet)

Self-immolations ensue
When a person offers to flames
The holiest of the holy
At the altar of freedom
Like a small lamp
Against the darkness of tyranny

Desolated by Light
And deserted by Love
When people suffocate
In utter suppression
The cry for freedom echoes
From every river valley
From every mountain peak
For some light to see
For some free air to breathe

In hunger & in thirst
For freedom
Lives in sheer desperation
Perform baptism of fire
It speaks not just
A holy fire of martyrdom
Burning for Freedom
But a real obscenity of repression
For the regime is only fluent
In the language of blood & brutality

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