In October 1969, in a shipwreck
accident on the Tumen River, a young
Chinese soldier was drowned
saving a plaster statue of Chairman Mao.
He was awarded Merit Citation 2, and
was buried at a mountain foot in Hunchun
I’m tired of lying here.
The mountain and the river are not bad.
Sometimes a bear, a boar, or a deer
comes to this place
As if we are a group of outcast comrades.
I feel lonely and I miss home.
It is very cold when winter comes.