孫偉棟 16歲 培德中學10年級
陳聖文 16歲 培德中學10年級
by Tom Sun, age 16, 10th grader
at Developing Virtue Secondary School
The immense, white sun hangs suspended in the sky.
The warmth of springtime melts the winter snow.
In the absence of wars, projects once cast aside are now resumed.
A Sage-ruler appears to dispel the ignorance and confusion.
His reign is neither Nationalist nor Communist, nor any worldly rule.
Refraining from contention and avarice, he listens to the people.
There is no discrimination between the noble and the lowly.
With singleminded virtue, people emulate the worthy and able.
With no you, no he, and no I, Who wins and who loses are forgotten in a
twinkling of an eye.
The grievances over hundreds of thousands of years—
Are never mentioned again as we return to peace, prosperity, and
by Vincent Chen, age 16, 10th
grader at Developing Virtue Secondary School
Rain of sweet dew falls continuously, Purifying
the field of the mind.
Sex and violence are obliterated, Drugs and alcohol disappear.
Fathers are kind, sons and daughters filial. Maternal love fills human
Weapons disappear from the world. People show sympathy for one another.
Capable leaders become rulers of countries. Qualified teachers cause
schools to flourish.
Citizens are secure and happy in their jobs. Ministers are loyal and