‘China Song’ by Ron L. Hodges The Society December 9, 2015 Human Rights in China, Humor, Poetry 1 Comment A news report here provides some background on China Radio Like Radio Free Europe, Which popped the wax Plugs from deafened Soviet ears, And warmed their sterile souls With tales of liberty, China Radio wafts as pleasant song Through the ears of benighted Europeans, Australians, Canadians, and Americans, Especially Americans Extolling the virtues of Statism. The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong Died from apathy, after all; And Tibet is nothing to worry about; Taiwan, likewise, is like our South; Falun Gong, to be sure, is a cult (Remember Jim Jones? David Koresh?); And that Tiananmen thing? A Western distortion, Politically-motivated nonsense; China has opened up, Is easing its strict hand on its people, Which was a necessary and temporary practice. See how they have reformed the One Child Policy? Now woman can have two children (But not a disabled one, obviously), So long as they are married and pay a small fee, Nothing egregious. We are business partners, you know. Don’t be concerned about those islands In the South China Sea, purely defensive. That’s what they are saying on China Radio, Fourteen radio stations in North America say so. They saved sinking stations Because they believe in the soft power Of information. That’s why they get involved with Hollywood And our university system. You know about the Confucius Institutes, right?? Because ideas matter! I heard all this on the radio. So, China Radio is popping the wax From our ears So we can hear the beautiful song of Statism, Like Radio Free Europe Pierced the curtain of night. Ron L. Hodges teaches English at the highly-regarded Oxford Academy High School in Cypress, California. His poetry has appeared in various publications, including The Society of Classical Poets 2015 Journal. 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 harasses or disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comment or 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. 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) One Response Mark Cnudde December 11, 2015 http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1901691-why-miss-world-canada-anastasia-lin-refuses-to-be-intimidated-by-china/ Beauty and the Beast (title) Anastasia, sounds very nice to say…. a young girl living in the land of Canada. pretty and talented she thought to join a beauty contest to see how she would do She had an idea to tell the truth on human rights in China her native land, the judges were impressed and voted her number #1, she won, representing Canada on the world stage, the grand finale being held in China. Won’t China be happy, not so, China told her she’s not invited, stay Home, try again next time. Poor Anastasia, Poor China….. This is the tale of Beauty and the Beast…. 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.