Zhu Yufu, China Dissident, Sentenced To 7 Years Over Poem

Protesters in the USA and around the world are being harassed, assaulted and arrested, but in China the price of protest is even higher. I’m posting mr.Zhu’s poem here to honor his courage and because even in translation, it’s a darn good poem.

Photo: The Straits Times Blog

It’s Time’ by Zhu Yufu

It’s time, people of China! It’s time.
The Square belongs to everyone.
With your own two feet
It’s time to enter the Square, make your choice.

It’s time, people of China! It’s time.
your song belongs to everyone.
From your own throat
It’s time to open your heart,  free your voice.

It’s time, people of China! It’s time.
China belongs to everyone.
show your own will
It’s time to choose what China shall be.

BBC NEWS ARTICLE

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