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Updated on June 26, 2013

Dedicated to the HMONG people from the mountains of Laos

Noodles painted in yellow turpentine.
Food bursting at the seams
Smoke filled air resonates with flair
Men , women colored in coiled turbans
Smoking rolled tobacco, gazing at the mountaintop.
Long necks in glistening gold defies sadness masked in smiles.

Fog dominates the sky
Restaurant working like clockwork
Rustic people shaped without the winds of change
Signs of timed age and indifference
Onother day in a forlorn village
Laotian village untouched
Far from the madding crowd
Cloistered from the temptations of
the west
The west corrupts mercilessly
Nothing is forbidden .
People of the hill tribes
Masked by horror of bombs
Life stayed pure.
Life remained uncluttered
Humility is a sacred covenant.
Honesty is an atrocious master of fate
Resilience in character engraved .
How foolish is man's feeble mind
Unmindful of simplicity's power
Here lies the true test of geniality.
Geniality has its grace.


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      Globetrekkermel 3 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      Thank you Jynzly for your comment.Travel is really my passion.It makes you view life differently.Through travel, I came to realize, that no one really needs much in life. All the other externals that we think we need in order to live are just trappings in disguise.Try living in a suitcase in one or two weeks, that makes you realize how much baggage a person carries all his/her life.No need for extra baggage and I mean that metaphorically.

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      Jenny Pugh 3 years ago from Marion, Indiana, USA

      Even to remote places and people of such tribes and strange cultures like this one that is only possible in Social Study books you have gone to experience first hand by yourself. Such wonder of you.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I'm sure that I would like it there, the peaceful ways, without being spoiled by manmade structure.