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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Create Something Out of Nothing

May 9, 2008

by Tsoltim N. Shakabpa ©2008

With nothing we come into this world
With nothing we go out of this world
 From somewhere we come into this world
To somewhere we go out of this world

But this world of ours
Seems to have no such bars
But a perennial life of its own
For some reason to us unknown

So we must make the best of this life
And leave this world without pain or strife
So that the legacy we leave behind
Will perennate and benefit mankind

Though we come with nothing and go with nothing
We must leave this world with a worthwhile something

The author is son of Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa, the respected
former Finance Minister of independent Tibet, historian, educator and
freedom fighter.  He has become a recognized poet and political
activist for Tibetan freedom. So far, he has written 5 books of
inspiring poems, the last of which was VOICE OF TIBET published by
Paljor Publications in New Delhi, India.
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