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Poetry: If

January 18, 2010

IF
by Lhasang Tsering

If to my homeland I could return
Could end my lonely exile.
If none would deprive me of freedom

The Chinese no longer my enemy.
If only to a free Tibet I could return!
If to my homeland I could return
Could end this alien oppression.

If I could live in peace and freedom
The Chinese no longer slaying my people.

If only to a free Tibet I could return!
If to my homeland I could return
Could end this mortal struggle.

If none would burn my temples.
The Chinese not against my Dharma.

If only to a free Tibet I could return!
If to my homeland I could return
Could end the need to die for freedom.

If the peace-loving Tibetan people
Could live in peace and freedom.
If only to a free Tibet I could return!

Lhasang Tsering
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