‘Toward the Dawn of Truth’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society July 20, 2015 Poetry 4 Comments Dedicated to all Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since the peaceful practice, also known as Falun Dafa, was banned on July 20, 1999. Constellations beaming kindness, Consciences outshining fire, Shatter the red mists of blindness For the lost beneath barbed wire. Walls shed tears that freeze in stillness… Through the haze it’s light I’m breathing, While the vines of hate in shrillness Choke the faithless hearts they’re wreathing. Though red acid rain keeps falling, To the skyline my thoughts wander – China’s judgment day is calling… Truth shall dawn ‘midst roaring thunder. Daniel Magdalen is a graduate student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. Featured Image: “Tiger Bench” by Zhiping Wang. This piece depicts a common torture method used to inflict severe, prolonged pain. Bricks are stacked beneath the feet while ropes tying the legs down are pulled tight, bringing the legs to the point of breaking. The artist has given both men an ethereal halo – one bright, one dark and ghostly. The stark difference suggests what might be awaiting both men after this lifetime based on the choices they have made. (en.falunart.org) 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 email@example.com. 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) 4 Responses Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi July 26, 2015 Full of vivid imagery and feeling. Well written. Reply Daniel Magdalen July 29, 2015 Thank you for your kind remarks! I am glad you like it. Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi July 26, 2015 Full of vivid imagery and feeling. Well written. Reply Sasha Grey January 10, 2016 Great job!!! Great poet. Underrated by critics. Reply 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.