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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

A poem: The Jewel

November 11, 2008

By Tsoltim N. Shakabpa
November 9, 2008

The Tibet you have stolen
Is like a precious jewel
Lying in your indictable hands
If you destroy it
Its value will be worthless
If you care for it
Its value will increase
But because it is stolen
You will always have to hide it
And watch out for its rightful owners
Who will relentlessly claim it

Would you rather suffer
The pain of worry and trouble
Than enjoy the pleasance and comfort
Of mental peace and physical welfare?
If so, keep the jewel
If not, return the jewel to its rightful owners

Copyright ©Tsoltim N. Shakabpa - 2008
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