An old poem: Poet Hoang Vu Duc Van

Poet Hoang Vu Duc Van, real name Hoang Van Duc, he was born in 1926, former lieutenant colonel physician, commander of the Army Medical School of the Republic of Vietnam Army, is the founder and advocate of the journal Military Medical University. Military Medical School campus in Ly Thai To area, Saigon.

Poet Hoang Vu Duc Van. (Image: Nguyen Xuan Quang’s Blog)

He passed away in 2012.

Painting Dinh Truong Chinh.

The expatriate passage

Okay, you have a bad dream?
Forgetting the past must repent
Repent and stop doing evil
To have a good dream with May…

People make each other miserable, around suffering
Resent each other, don’t blame yourself
I/You are two but one
Sharing the same ancestor, not loving…

Oh! Vietnam, come to this country
Why not look down, look at the hand?
Your hands are bloody
Aren’t you sorry, is it good?

The part of the school of Tan Thanh, the folk song
Everyone knows it by heart, not consciously
My intestines are twisted and painful in the next life
Not only do we regret our lives…

If you don’t change, stop being brutal
The fate of the future will be long
When will the day come full of compassion
Head up your heart to welcome the morning light?

Our country! My lord!
My bone marrow is cold with dew
Expatriate broken intestines hundreds of thousands of pieces
When will this episode end?


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