I Pray

Poem by Tsoltim N Shakabpa: I cry, in sorrow, / For those who / Would give up the light

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As I gaze behind me at history’s road / I see a gaping wound which is Bleeding still.

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Four Humble Truths

We cannot and we will not regain our lost freedom simply by talking about it or even by praying, hoping and waiting for it. We must rise up and fight for freedom.

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Broken Tunes

how they took away everything / and left only a handful of / joyless songs on our trembling lips

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To D.G.

Dear Dondrup Gyal / Do you hear me? / There are these who say / You are a hero of our nation.

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I’m Tired

I am tired, / I am tired doing that 10th March ritual, screaming from the hills of Dharamsala.

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Nyima Tsering’s Tears

“How can I not return? Our home is there. If we all leave, to whom will Tibet be left?” … Later while Norway — the symbol of the free world — was gradually left behind, two streams of tears silently ran down Nyima Tsering’s bony cheeks.

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Tsampa

Tsampa has height history / In independent Tibet she was our stance

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China’s India PR Guy

Ram can claim neither the fire of idealism nor the smokescreen of ignorance to justify his unquestioning promotion of the totalitarian Beijing regime and its colonial hold on Tibet.

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