I should speak

Oh, those things I'd like to say And I should speak Because my freedom tells me to And my rights should allow it Oh, those things I'd like to say But I dare not For the Rubicon is out there And you want me to cross it

That man

That man Honorable; no, dishonorable Gentle; no, savage Dressed in white; no, enveloped in black Good; no, evil Respected; no, hated Distinctive; no, disgusting Bold; no, brazen Accomplished; no, aggrieved We see what we choose to see And sometimes we see what we are told

Flock

With finger in the air Checking the wind To be sure they are doing the right The honorable The just They are the flock Pretending to be soldiers in the fight They are instead The sheep Being led to slaughter But they are happy

Power

That power Some people lust for Sending off Someone else's kid To fight and maybe to die The elite upend the Circle of life For their own benefit Tears of laughter As they sip their martinis Ignorant to the Tears of pain From those who taste agony

CGTN: Paralympic Games bring spirit of competition that deserves more media attention

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I remind sports fans -- and the media -- that the athletes competing in the Paralympic Games also deserve plenty of recognition and applause. One of the unfortunate realities is that the Paralympic Games have failed to garner more headlines primarily because media agencies believe the public is not … Continue reading CGTN: Paralympic Games bring spirit of competition that deserves more media attention