Submissions to the Rescue of Children Orphaned by China's Persecution of Falun Gong: "Sitting Alone in a Cold Night"

Xiao Lian

PureInsight | August 15, 2005


The night is long and dark.
The wind is cold and biting.
You are sitting alone on the bed with tears in your eyes.
Laughter in the old days now appears to be as far away as the past life.
Now when you recall your parents' loving tender care in the past,
The feeling is exceptionally sweet.
Without parents' care and concern,
You have become an orphan in China's "New Age"…

Your parents were taken from you by force.
It is only because they are determined in practicing Falun Gong and in becoming better people.
Didn't you remember that, after your parents started practicing their cultivation practice,
A harmonious and happy atmosphere returned to your home?
However, disasters came uninvited and unannounced.
Over the course of one night, a cultivation practice that teaches people to be moral was banned by villains.
To follow their conscience and to safeguard the morality in the world,
Your parents got on the train to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.
They walked among the world's people to tell them the truth about Falun Gong…

In the past six years of storms, you have endured too many hardships and waited for [justice] for too long.
You have even been thrown into prison at the tender age of 18.
After heart wrenching waiting, the final news you heard was
That your mother had been tortured to death a year ago and your father illegally sentenced to four years in prison.
Tears flooded down your cheek like storms
And dissolved into the earth in lieu of offerings in front of your mother's nonexistent tomb…

Watching the ceiling beams coated with frost and the cold and lonely moonlight outside,
You wiped the tears dry and buried the grief inside your heart.
You straightened up your clothes
And then walked out of the house with determination
To tell the world's people the stories about your parents
To tell the sentient beings --- Falun Dafa (or Falun Gong) is good!

The long, cold night will end ultimately!
The red plum will brave against the snow and blossom in the wind!

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