Poetry: Flowers and Water Cannon

Author/Picture Design: Giselle

Translation: XiaoYu

You stand assembled and armed

With water cannons, tear gas, and machine guns

I offer roses

White, pink and yellow

They all come from homeland

Put down your weapons, it’s not that hard

Go home,

Have dinner with your loved ones

Hug the child

Read a few pages before bed, perhaps

Embrace peace, it’s not that complex

Don’t let violence

Hijack freedom and love

Let kindness break the ice

Unleash the brilliance of the soul

Flowers or water cannons, war or peace

Which would you choose?

【Remark】

In Switzerland, demonstrators against the vaccine tyranny confronted the heavily armed police. The people chose flowers, and the police retorted  with water cannons.

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