He saw a book unjustly banned.
He had to tell the world:
This book had given him back his health,
his inner peace, and great morals.

She watched her friends get beaten and chained.
She chose to take a stand.
For kindhearted folk have a right to believe
in a life beyond death, in a promised land.

When meditation in groups became a crime,
We looked to the sky, our hearts concerned.
If truth, kindness, temperance—the values we share—are attacked, where should good people turn?

The day we stepped forth to defend our beliefs ,is a story I’ll patiently tell.
My genuine hope from the depths of my heart
is that good people see the truth well.

Note: This was written in April 2023 to commemorate the peaceful appeal of Falun Dafa practitioners in Beijing on April 25, 1999.

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