The Red Dragon Slayer The Society September 23, 2012 Art, Poetry In the picture above, a Chinese citizen writes the words “Tui Dang” (literally “Quit Party”) signifying his resignation from the Chinese Communist Party. Since the publishing of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party” by the Chinese language edition of The Epoch Times in November, 2004, Chinese people have been posting statements proclaiming their resignation from the Chinese Communist Party. (Artwork by Illustrator:Lam) By Evan Mantyk I. The red dragon dives through the night, It eats or kills those below, Seems like sixty years without light, The scared man approaches slow. II. Twilight village, quiet morning, His statement on a wall hangs, The first daylight soon adorning, “I quit your communist gang.” III. Police bang hard at his locked door, A baby begins to cry, An empty dish breaks on the floor, No one bothers to ask, “Why?” IV. Burning flesh and muffled screams fill Communist labor camp walls, Trying in vain to break his will, Outside, red leaves start to fall. V. Looking straight in the dragon’s eyes, Others all run away fast, In its mouth a poor victim dies, The man’s thoughts of death have passed. VI. The camp guard looks in the man’s eyes, Brave blood stuck on his pale face, The sickened guard tries not to cry, “Let’s get him out of this place!” VII. Half alive on a Beijing street, Two directions one might go, Already on his shoeless feet, What good is a sword that’s slow? VIII. Bright village on a bustling day, Returning like an old soul, Everyone has something to say, Twenty statements on the wall. IX. How easy it seems to remove The red dragon’s ugly head, Looking back now it seems to prove, The fear was all in his head. (Illustrator:Lam) NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.