주말에 마시는 한 잔의 시~~~ Ah! / 심채리

사진은 노컷 뉴스에서

사진은 노컷 뉴스에서 ( Police shot the water cannons toward farmers who was protesting for freedom of speech. The farmer is now under the coma in the Seoul Hospital)

 

Ah!

 

민주주의 깃발 높이 쳐 들고

독재자의 압권 춤을 춘다

캡사이신

어느새 친숙해진 단어

사람들 입에 재갈을 물린다

 

서슬 시퍼런 저 들의 암묵

양처럼 순한 농민을 내리치고

길 거리거리 마다

발을 묶는 저 민중의 지팡이

 

일어서 빛을 발하는 선민의 가슴

심장을 찢어 독배를 마시는

이데올르기 수호하는 명분

 

온 몸으로 새벽을 여는

잡초처럼 일어나는 풀꽃

핏빛 순교자의 절개

떨어지지 않는다

 

다만,

시팔 놈의 뒤로가는 내 조국…

 

심채리

 

*** 심채리 시인은 시애틀에서 40년째 살고 있다.  그녀의 시를 오늘 받고 난 많이 망설였다.

현 한국의 상황을 꼭  다른 모든 이들에게 알려주어야 한다고 그녀는 완곡하게 말했다. 신문 하는 사람은 모르는 사람들에게 알아야 할 사실들을 알려 주어야 하지 않느냐고! 난 그녀의 말에 심하게 자책했다. 나도 한국인이면서 될 수 있으면 한국 문제는 싣고 싶지 않았었다. 그런데 그녀는 그런 나를 심하게 질책 했다. 많이 부끄러웠다.

 

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Korean American Sports Association Greater Washington, 14th President Inauguration Night

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(a group drumming for the celebration)

Korean-American Sportsmen Association hosted a very special event for the new 14th president’s inauguration and celebratory dinner at the Pales restaurant in Annandale, VA on June 15th, 2014.

Korean-American Sportsmen Association talked of the former (13th) president’s great achievements while he was in office.

The former president, Min-Han Choi passed over the flag of the organization to the new president, Sam Jung at the ceremony.

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(Mark Keam (VA-D, Delegate)

At the ceremony, Mark Keam (House Delegate, VA-D), stated “Sam Jung is a trustworthy person, who I’ve known since 2009. When I was trying to come into politics as a career, no one was sure of my ability as a public servant because at that time I wasn’t well known as a public figure in the Korean Community rather than in American Society, but he gave a big encouragement with support. That is why I have worked as a politician now. He gave me faith as a friend and I have never forgotten what he did for me. I am very sure of what he is going to do for Korean community as a businessman and as a leader of the sports community.”

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( Grace Han-Wolf of Herndon City Council)

Grace Han Wolf (Herndon) spoke about the Korean-American Sports Competition being held at Herndon in June of 2015, and that she will support the 2015 games to benefit community of Fairfax and for all Korean-Americans as a whole.

Sam Jung, the new president of Korean-American Sports Association stated three main agendas for this association at his term:

1. Korean-American 2015 Games is a festival with desire to collaborate with other Korean Community Associations

2. Help other associations function better, and seek help when needed

3. Support people who love engaging in sports, especially those of the younger generation

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(Sam Jung & Grace Han-Wolf)

Sam Jung will serve as a president of Korean-American Sports Association for the next 2 years.

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Korean Church Coalition’s 2014 Leader Internship Conference in Washington, D.C.

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On June 13, 2014, Korean Church Coalition (KCC) held a press conference at the Sul Ak Garden Restaurant in Annandale, VA about the upcoming event called “2014 Leader Internship Conference at Washington DC” planned for July 14-17, 2014. Since 2004, KCC has held a Summer Internship Conference in Washington, D.C. This year, the slogan will be “Voice of the Freedom in North Korea!” The planned events include protesting at the West Lawn of the Capitol Hill and a Walkathon at the White House near Lafayette Square with two goals: North Korea Child Welfare Act (H.R. 1464), passed and signed by President Obama in Jan. 2013.  KCC is seeking the US Government  be more to be more active in enforcing the law for orphans from North Korea’s defectors.

Second demand is the passage of H.R. 1771, which furthers pressure on North Korea by pushing financial sanctions against North Korea by all nations and states.  H.R. 1771 did not pass in 2012.This conference serves as an opportunity for students who have learned of the government process, to learn to lobby the House representatives, get attention on the issue, and pass the bill as law.

The KCC is Christian-based non-profit national organization for “North Korea Freedom,” and focuses on humanitarian needs.

KCC stands up as a voice for defectors, orphans from North Korea, and to take this issue to Congressmen make the law for freedom and hope for the future in North Korea.

***This program is designed for second generation of Korean-Americans and is open to Christian high school, college and graduate students only.

If you want to know this program or question inquiries, contact at

Phone: 800-222-7082 / 714-736-9901

Please visit www.kccnk.org for more information.

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