Mason Maestro


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Gampo Gampo, what is wrong with me
My power's been gone since the Tang Dynasty
Demanding the daughter of His Majesty
Present circumstance is a travesty

News hound sniffs the air
When Dalai Lama leaves the Potala
He latches on to that symbol of the Panchen
Attracted by the peeling away of detachment
The celebrity of the abused now exiled

And the children of the annexed
Rebel their stuff
Is absolute zero cold enough
And out in the valley, a single overture
They abstain from the freezing temperature
No thoughts to think
No tears to cry
All sucked dry
Down to the very last breath

The world watched the tragedy unfolded
Ignored as it was told
The story bought and sold
The greatest rewrite launched
And then it was over
We oohed and aahed
We drove our luxury cars
We ate our jars of caviar
We watched our celebrity stars

A keen-eyed look-out
Snuff out a flickering light
This heritage is contained
And Reeducation ingrained

Submitted: Friday, July 15, 2011
Edited: Monday, August 13, 2012

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The installment on the Tibetan Kingdom in the Conceptual Novelty- Civil Discord at the Gates

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