Death or Life

Yutang Lin

By all means people try to stay alive;
Exhausting plots murders committed.
Sentient beings aspire to diverse ends;
Death or life is natural; why interfere?


In order to stay alive people employ all sorts of means. Some would exhaust plotting and scheming to hurt or kill others. So diverse and distant are aims and goals that individuals choose for themselves. Life or death is natural; why do people need to meddle with its course?

Written in Chinese on February 9, 2002
Translated on February 26, 2002
El Cerrito, California

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