Monday, 3 December 2007

Twinkle,Twinkle, Burma Stars

Twinkle, twinkle, Burma stars,
How we wonder who you were!
Could you be our close relations, or a son-in-law of a distant cousin?
Lover of a classmate or brother-in-law of a colleague,
Or a niece of the betelnut seller who lives up the street?

Twinkle, twinkle, Burma stars,
How we wonder how you were!
Were you the ones that looked happy and active,
Or were you feeling sad and timid?
Were you the ones who looked serious and worried,
Or were you satisfied that you sacrificed for others' benefit?

Twinkle, twinkle, Burma stars,
How we wonder how you suffered !
With your brains scattered and your heads chopped open,
With your rooms covered in blood and your bodies burnt and swollen,
May you now please rest in peace,
With your sparkling power and the shining heat.

Twinkle, twinkle, Burma stars,
In case you are wondering how things are!
There is still a struggle with strenuous exertion,
The fighting is still on with damnedest repelling.
Not only that your heroically gallant actions have inspired the nation,
But it's also fuelled dogged determination,
To conquer junta's terrorism.
So ..please keep on sparkling with your shining smile,
For you are now your beloved country's endless pride.

(The original Poem ' To Little Stars .... With Endless Pride' was written by Ma Thadar, a tribute to honour our heroic martyrs who were killed brutally in the Golden Colour Revolution, September 2007 . Interpreted as appropriate by Nay Chi U, with respect and thanks)

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