TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL ….

SUNFLOWER TAIWAN

Chuan Fang Chang
CIVIC EDUCATION

We teach our kids to believe in justice.
You torture righteous children to death
and exonerate murderers.

We teach our kids to believe in peace.
You betray the people’s trust for your profits.

We teach our children honesty.
You swindle voters, they pay the bills.

We teach our kids democracy.
You auction off our rights on the side.

We teach our children respect.
You trample poor people under your feet
and then give out alms.

We teach our children to live in justice.
You wheel and deal and sell off their homes,
let them drink pesticides crawling and crying.

You call our children a violent mob.
Their clothes may be dirty, at heart they are pure.
Your clothes are perfect, calmly you put on your elegant ties
and wrap the filth in your hands.

You say you’re calling on education
but you let police clobber our children
and have them arrested as criminals.

What we taught our children went against facts.
They had to memorize and recite
and write it one hundred times if they failed.

Now they won’t believe what we tell them.

We put down our textbooks
to practice democracy,
exercising a spirit you never knew.

Protect our children!

Don’t let your cold-blooded thinking sentence them to death.

We are fighting to testify for all those pure and gentle hearts.

 

 

March 2014
Tr. MW, April 2014

 

Chuan Fang Chang

[公民老師]

我們教孩子相信正義
你們將正義的孩子凌虐致死
並判殺人犯無罪

我們教孩子相信和平
你們爲了利益撕裂族群情感

我們教孩子誠實
你們欺騙選民大開選舉支票全民買單

我們教孩子平等
你們設計完美的獨裁政體打造階級

我們教孩子民主
你們私下拍賣主權暴力通過條約

我們教孩子尊重
你們把窮人的生命踐踏在腳底
並佯裝佈施

我們教孩子居住正義
你們用怪手毀壞他們的家園
讓他們吞農藥匍地悲泣流離失所

你叫我們教的孩子暴民
他們衣衫襤褸 心地純淨

你們衣冠楚楚 優雅從容繫上領帶
並包裝你們污穢的雙手

你叫我們愛的教育
卻讓警察用盾牌、警棍鞭飭我們的孩子
並將他們用現行犯逮捕

我們教孩子與現實違背的知識
讓孩子反覆背誦考試
不及格的罰寫一百遍

而今,孩子已不願意相信我們

我們放下課本
實習演練那些你們作不到的民主素養

保護我們的孩子
不被你們的冷血判死刑
我們必須印証那些純潔與善良

2014年三月

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  1. Poetic Voices of Taiwan's 'Sunflower Movement' - China Digital Times (CDT) Says:

    […] through for the original Chinese. Also read English translations of Chuan Fang Chang’s “Civic Education,” and Hung Hung’s “Rain Washing the Streets,” both […]

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