Poem inspired by the stories of the Tibetans in 2011 who self immolated. Painted for the 'What if ...?  exhibition in 2007. <br>I was fortunate enough to be able to talk through this image with the then Prime Minister in exile, Samdhong Rinpoche. Obviously the reference to Martin Luther King is here, but also i think a genuine hope for the tibetan situation Painted in the run up to the decision to award the games to Beijing and shortly after the shooting on the Nang Pa pass of unarmed tibetans trying to walk over the himalayas to freedom . An expression of hope, to be able to support your country in a sporting event. Every tibetan boy dreams of this What price compassion and prayer compared to oil - where is the internationl support for rights and democracy in Tibet well it could happen Comparison between the responses of the world to the South African and Tibetan struggles, personified by Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama My attempt at poetry in English, trying to guess at what His Holiness the Dalai Lama might be thinking

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