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A Cambodian poem that cries out for love of nation

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A Cambodian poem that cries out for love of nation

The current political situation in the Kingdom of Wonder has caused many Cambodians to fear a repeat of past war and conflict. Since Cambodia has already faced a lot of war, we do not want it to happen again. In response to this fear, a recent video featuring a poem sung by Cambodian youth was shared on Facebook by an account named “I like and I share”.

The poem, titled Khmer Territory,was written by Samdech Sangha Raja Jhotanano Chuon Nath and sung by young Cambodians. I like and I share hopes that this poem could wake the young people to love and sacrifice for the country. The poem also sends a message to the younger generation to love their territory, stand in solidarity and to protect the country.

Furthermore, there is a phrase in the poem that Cambodia is independent and no longer suffering: “Cambodia is full of peace, so the angel gives Cambodia a good wish to the King of territory.”

This post has received many likes and comments and has already been shared more than 400 times.

In a comment, SavyVuth says: “The poem is so nice, and it makes the strength powerful.” Also Sann Sopharwind comments: “So nice; I want to tear up while listening.”

Nara Love hopes that Cambodians can sing this song for generations to come. He posts: “At military school in Vietnam, they never forget the song of Ho Chi Min; however, schools in Cambodia rarely sing their own poems. I do like this song and want young Cambodians to be able to sing and understand the meaning of it.”

Everyone needs peace; no one loves war. Therefore, we hope this lyrical poem can raise awareness among Cambodia’s youth.

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