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Villanelles for Falun Gong Practitioners Persecuted in China, Part II

By Evan Mantyk
Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 7, 2012 Last Updated: November 7, 2012
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"Psychiatric Abuse" by Xiaoping Chen (en.falunart.org)

"Psychiatric Abuse" by Xiaoping Chen (en.falunart.org)

The villanelle is a form of highly structured poetry with origins dating back to 16th century France, though some place it earlier. I have used this form here to depict the persecution of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) practitioners in modern China.  Click here to read Part I.
 
 
Dull electric pain shoots through her body,
The policemen touch her with the baton,
White wings sprout from the majestic lady.
 
To die for higher truth, she is ready,
No bread on earth is harder to chew on,
Dull electric pain shoots through her body.
 
Truth, Compassion, Tol’rance keep her steady,
A meal to nourish her for an eon,
White wings sprout from the majestic lady.
 
Around her, their withered souls look shady,
By the state’s lies they’re tragically conned,
Dull electric pain shoots through her body.
 
Cherubs gather above everybody,
Heaven’s fine particles part like sweet dawn,
White wings sprout from the majestic lady.
 
Unsuccessful, they’re hungry and bloody,
The Gods’ epic scales are evenly drawn,
Dull electric pain shoots through her body,
White wings sprout from the majestic lady.

 
Note: Truthfulness (Zhen), Compassion (Shan), and Tolerance (Ren) are the three main principles of Falun Gong.
 
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