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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Poem: "The Beijing Olympics"

June 12, 2008

by Tsoltim N. Shakabpa*

When in the Beijing Olympics
Win for free speech
Run for human rights
Throw a javelin to kill hatred
Jump to overcome ignorance
Bicycle to treadle over tyranny
Pole vault to reach for freedom
Throw a shot put to knock out communism
Swim to save those imprisoned and tortured
And race as hard as you can in praise of God

Copyright: Tsoltim N. Shakabpa - 2008
* Tsoltim N. Shakabpa's magnificent 6th book of poems, DEAD PEOPLE
TALKING, is due out very soon.
You can pre-order the book by sending an e-mail to
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