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 Category:  Self Improvement Poetry
  Posted: September 18, 2021      Views: 13

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Based on a Chinese idiom about blessing in disguise
"Sai Weng Lost His Horse" by Nathan H Chan
Sai Weng reared horses for a living.
One day he lost one that he was raising.
His neighbors comforted him with many condolences.
But Sai Weng smiled and said, "Losing one horse is of no consequence.
Who knows? Maybe this is part of a blessing."
A few months later, his lost horse and a new stud were spotted returning,
His neighbors, this time, showered him with congratulations.
But Sai Weng said, "I still have my own reservations.
Who knows? This may be a curse in the making."
A few days later, Sai Weng's only son took the stud out racing,
The stud went wild and the son was shoved off from its muscles' strong ripples
Hurt him so bad that he became a cripple.
Again, the neighbors said that they were sorry,
But Sai Weng said, "Please, my friends, do not worry.
Who knows? It may well be his biggest fortune."
A few days later, a major war was broken.
All the young men were called to fight,
Except for Sai Weng's son because of his plight.
Many were killed in the terrible atrocity,
And Weng was right in life's unpredictability.

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Author Notes
Nathan H. Chan is an eleventh-grade student of law and history studying in Shanghai, China. An author and researcher into wisdom literature, history, and world languages, Nathan is multilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish, and Arabic) and aspires to become a practitioner who one day creates meaningful impact in the field of international law and social justice. This poem was written during COVID-19 to encourage positivity about life challenges.
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