Ho Thien Poems

Ho Thien was a Vietnamese-American poet and activist. He spent almost thirty years of his life in prison. He’s won several awards for his bravery and was awarded a fellowship from the International Parliament of Writers. He wrote narrative stories from his perceptive, many of which were published in English. 

The Green Beret

by Ho Thien

‘The Green Beret’ is written by a Vietnamese poet Ho Thien. It described a tragic story of a Vietnamese boy whose father was killed by an American soldier named Green Beret.

He was twelve years old

And I do not know his name

The mercenaries took him and his father,

Whose name I do not know,

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