The Vietnamese - American Poetic Spirit


by Thong Ba Le

Above our interior our spirit hides,
inside our faith the Lord shines.
Stay away from the fear of uncertainty.
Stay away from the force of fury

Human right is always for human race,
people cry because of loosing faith.
From time to time people outline sorrow;
from time to time one defines demeanor

“Life is short, happiness, a noble pursuit”,
said the Sunday minister in the dark suit.
The rich fool takes more and more;
the rich fool wants “encore ... encore”.

The untouchables would get the point of light.
The unbelieving would only reach the end of life,
so open your mind to holiness,
and your mind will open to righteousness.

The meaning of immortality is not present
but the gift for eternity- mind- existence./.

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