THE “HIJACKER”

In remembrance of September 4, 1992

Lý Tng parachuting down to Saigon, Vietnam.

 

 

Have you ever heard, read or thought about hijackers

Who elude punishment or persecution in the place

left behind?

They force unexpected landings against pilots and

passengers,

In the newly chosen destination, pardon or safety to

find.

 

Pirates, plunderers, smugglers, kidnappers or

murderers

Would escape to the third world, as neutral zones to

hide;

Or terrorists, saboteurs, rioters, traitors, and deserters

Would retreat to their comrades’ den on the opposite

side.

 

The Unites States succeeded in persuading the Soviet

Union

To compromise to prosecute and sentence those that

deserve.

Then the international community began to act in

unison

Against hijacking, travelers to protect, and travels to

preserve.

 

But, when a human rights activist, Vietnamese-

American citizen

Just for the Just Cause managed to disseminate from

a plane

His appeal to the people for a change to liberate his

brethren:

He was captured and has been maltreated by the

inhumane!

 

He faced neither punishment nor persecution in

America to flee!

He compelled no itinerary change; he acted no sky

sacker!

He got no behind-the-bamboo-curtain chiefs to

receive or agree!

No! a thousand times, a million times, he was not a

hijacker!

 

You, who have safeguarded Freedom, Democracy

Human Rights,

And sacrificed your blood to fight each foe even in

his cave,

How could you have the heart to tolerate the evil and

its blights

And to not help, justify, and emancipate Ly Tong,

the brave?

 

English version by  THANH-THANH