‘A Reflection on Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement’ by Damian Robin The Society January 27, 2015 News of Note, Poetry Though tear gas spiraled through receding light and wrung out tears and mangled up clear sight; and though the bitter gas was spiked with hate, the thin-clad crowd did not retaliate. The death of freedom’s wrapped in “legal” care not the “Open fire!” on Tiananmen Square where peaceful rules faced tanks in single file – the communist regime has changed its style. As this is not the mainland years ago and news teams round the world appear to know, the massacre has moved to closed-off scenes, no daytime deaths will viral up our screens. State slander and coercion choke Hong Kong with hands as dark as used on Falun Gong. Robin, Damian is lives in England. He works for an international newspaper and a bilingual magazine. He lives with his wife and three children. 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in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.