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