Thơ sáu chữ: Keep Your Hands Clean


We can speak of a thing
and comprehend it’s something we do
But you don’t truly understand wrongdoing

until it is inflicted upon you

We live vicariously through a screen
from the comfort of our homes
Be safe, keep your hands clean

from where the suffering freely roams


Thơ sáu chữ (Six-Word Verse):

Stanzaic, written in quatrains or octaves.
6 words per line.
Rhymed, with tonal inflections dependent on the final word of the line.
abab cdcd
abba cddc


Weekly Theme:
Vietnamese Poetry Forms

(Vietnamese poetry is mostly tonal, something that cannot be replicated in English. I apologise for this shortcoming.)


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