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Run, Run, The Ones Who Run

Tuesday 8 January 2008, by Tsoltim N. Shakabpa

Run, [1] Run, The Ones Who Run [2]
Run from God’s Earth [3]
Away from the Great Blackness [4]
Which blankets your country with darkness
To the Great Whiteness [5]
Which accepts you with compassion
And return to God’s Earth
After you have wiped the Great Blackness
From the face of your beloved country

Footnotes

[1] The Tibetan word for "run" is "Bod", meaning ’’Tibet" or "run".

[2] The Tibetan word for ’’The Ones Who Run" is "Bod-pa tso", meaning "Tibetans".

[3] The Tibetan word for "God’s Earth" is "Lhasa", the capital of Tibet.

[4] The Tibetan word for "Great Blackness" is "Gya-nag", which also stands for "China".

[5] The Tibetan word for "Great Whiteness" is "Gya-kar", which also stands for "India".

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