MAY THIS LIFE CHANGE
wish to be a tree, if this human life may change,
test the axe hack my body deeply at any range;
the flickering fire sea, taste myself burnt smelling;
dictatorship; try to live loyal against quelling.
this human life may change, I wish to be a field,
bear pesticides; choke to reek of chemicals sealed;
storms, stingers, caterpillars, even drought;
saline flow, floods, volcano, tsunamis that rout.
be an ocean, if this human life may change, I wish
stand strong oil spread, malodorous drifting fish;
at exhausted resources, sad I am unable to say;
efforts to strain; writhe with pain to rise my way.
wish, if this human life may change, well, to be air
essay forever smoke, dust; stifling noons to bear;
stuffy atmosphere caused by selfish gangs;
deafening noises; stay Death that ready hangs.
being in this human life, what shall I have to do?
much have I received? How to repay? To who?
have I destroyed? Repentant have I ever to be?
change this life! Will Mother Nature
Translation by THANH-THANH