Lost of Purity

Yutang Lin

Fought for public justice, despite life or death.
To preserve authority, adopt devious practices.
Image of devotion is still fresh in our memory.
Alas, success in life has become lost of purity!


Responding to injustice, started revolution even without arms. Success of revolution means to work instead for the preservation of authority. The cycling of worldly affairs is mostly like this. What a pity that ardent sincerity is buried dead and deep beneath worldly considerations! In full swing of worldly success who would mourn for the lost of purity?

Written in Chinese and translated on April 3, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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