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Po Chu-I

(China)

On Being Stricken with Paralysis


Good friends,
Why waste your time in wailing
And in sympathy for me?

Surely, from time to time,
I shall be strong enough
To move about a bit
As for travel,
On land there are carrying-chairs,
And on the water there are boats;
So, if I can but keep my courage,
What need have I of feet ?

Submitted: Thursday, September 30, 2010

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