Articles by Palden Gyal
An undergraduate student of philosophy and politics in Duke University, NC.
(A tribute to the eleven self-immolated Tibetans in Tibet)
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
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Who am I?
I asked myself
Searched for my roots,
And traced my Identity.
Tibetan, a noble descendant.
There were times
When we reigned in the clouds
Beyond the horizon we lost.
Cruel is the Eastern tempest that storms
And the windy weather reigns for years,
Ruthless the unrelenting hailstones
That destroys our crops of dreams.
The wintry wind chills my bones
And its sneaky gusts freeze my soul.
The melody of the …