A Nation’s Angst

Human beings the world over need freedom and securitythat they may be able to realize their full potential  The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations. ~Aung San Suu Kyi


Liberty chained, nation’s collective conscience

Languishing under house arrest, a proud nation’s

Neck squeezed by tyranny


Throttled voices, refusing to back down,

Daring spirits’ defiant embers

Finding novel channels of expression


Going underground, freedom’s finger

Gives itself free rein unwrapped in tattoo

Form, hunger seeking light of freedom from dark

Ps: this beautiful painting is by a Burmese artist showing his angst




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