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Poem: Obama and the Dalai Lama

November 18, 2009

by Tsoltim N. Shakabpa
November 18, 2009

Obama bows submissively to the Japanese Emperor
But not to the Dalai Lama, the Emperor of Peace
Obama meets gladly with Chinese tyrants
But not first with the Dalai Lama, the Righteous Saviour

Obama is a politician
Who lives by the direction of the wind
The Dalai Lama is holiness personified
Who lives by the will of God

Like Abraham Lincoln
Obama should emancipate the oppressed
Like his predecessor
The Dalai Lama should declare independence for Tibet

Obama is my President
Whom I should respect
The Dalai Lama is my Saviour
Whom I will revere

Obama seeks to be re-elected
And I may not vote for him
The Dalai Lama seeks to be enlightened
And I will follow him
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