Xuân / Celebrating Tet (Lunar New Year)!
Đảng / Celebrating the Communist Party!
-- slogan on banners hung in the
streets from Saigon to Hanoi
kiều, "overseas Vietnamese," she is called.
her eyes, she sees the unrecognizable place
-- the rice paddies, a man with his plowing buffalo
to the cities, the business buildings, villas, hotels;
much is owned by the ordinary people
painful time, followed the fall of Saigon,
of South Vietnamese were pushed to the "new economic zones"
left their beloved houses to the victors --
them, they are the "prize-winning" communist party members,
the Vietnamese of their human rights *
new era, Communism has been born
he was a Viet Cong, today he is the master of Miss Saigon...
the first trip home
February 2006 ©
Gratitude for Our Love
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