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Gia Nguyễn | The Motherland

The war ended
more than 40 years ago
the losers have almost all but left
(HO, ODP, set out to sea, whatever the risks)
they had their reasons, needless to say
but surprisingly
the winners
are also planning on leaving …

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Gia Nguyễn | SO ACCUSTOMED BE – RỒI CŨNG QUEN THÔI (2)

Who am I?
To be so accustomed
Able to
To put up with all that!

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AN ANTHEM FOR THOSE WHO LOVE -HÀNH CA CHO NHỮNG KẺ YÊU NHAU (1)

by Gia Nguyễn, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
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Your steps are those of a sleep walker
Hands still in hands though shattered is faith
A long road without a journey’s end
The co-travellers

Chân bước đi như một kẻ mộng du
Tay vẫn nắm tay mà niềm tin rạn vỡ
Con đường xa chưa thấy một bến bờ
Đồng hành cùng ta