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Channel Esther: Poems from Vietnam

Esther Cohen
February 27, 2015

by Esther Cohen

Historian, 81

My family was rich
for 24 generations.
We became Marxist Leninists.
I am a Protestant too.
Pastor Smith taught me
English when I was a boy.
We are a 4000 year old
civilization. I have published
many books and sat in world
gatherings. My home is small.
I have one important message
and many small facts.
Nothing is as valuable
as independence.
Yours and mine.

Esther Cohen, our arts and public events consultant, is traveling in Vietnam.