A Falun Dafa practitioner arrested on Tiananmen Square.‘Falun Dafa Hao’ by Courtney Dowe (with Audio) The Society September 21, 2016 Human Rights in China, Poetry, Readings 1 Comment 027_130326_0457 “Falun Dafa Hao” is Chinese for “Falun Dafa is good.” Falun Dafa, also known as a Falun Gong, is a peaceful spiritual practice that has been persecuted in China since 1999. The world will wonder how We let them suffer for so long And why the Party ever Persecuted Falun Gong Our children’s children will Contort their faces and inquire: “How could you have seen so much smoke But failed to see the fire?” As countless lives are taken Who is doing all the taking? So much is “Made in China” Who is forced to do the making? The voices of the future sing. Be good. Be true. Endure. What will they say of those Who chose to quietly ignore? The world will wonder how We let them suffer for so long And why the Party ever Persecuted Falun Gong. Courtney Dowe is a poet, adventurer and singer/songwriter. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” 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 Joseph Charles MacKenzie September 28, 2016 Of highest importance is the fact that Courtney Dowe is a songwriter. This is precisely, therefore, how we should be approaching the shorter forms. The poem invites the music. Note that there is not a hint of awkwardness in the management of the meter. Given that the theme is persecution, the most frightful globalist phenomenon of our times, it is vital that we recognize the power which even this shorter form can bring, how it can place the meaning in high relief with seamless simplicity and elegance. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.