On 80th Birthday__SL Kong

Today is my birthday I’m eighty
I think of my Mom giving me birth a deed mighty
It was at a time of war and sorrow
Everyday Mom said was a day borrowed
There’s the usual jubilation of a new-born to the family
The hardship of bringing me up in scarcity was not a worry

The eighty years of my experience were quite extraordinary
Wars deaths dislocation and change required adjustments many
We lived through threats struggle and hope supported by sheer ingenuity
Under my parents’ protective wings I had luck and freedom plenty
I learned more from practical challenges than schools which was intermittent
My aspiration and achievement carry the Chinese cultural imprints incessant

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One Response to On 80th Birthday__SL Kong

  1. Don Chen says:

    江教授,

    祝你生日快樂。

    希望你身體器官,放慢衰老。
    希望你眼睛明亮,聲音雄量。
    希望你談笑風生,回憶往事
    希望你繼續寫作,教人做人。
    希望你兒孫考順,繼續炎黃。

    希望我能有機會,重訪教授於香江皇帝公園。

    教授的成就,對中國的貢獻。你親愛的母親在九泉之下,飲得杯落。

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