The Land of the Golden Mountain
By: ShinigamiForever

A/N: Explanation for this one is that I read Dragonwings. That's a book by Laurence Yep about Chinese miners. It got me thinking, and here's the result. BTW, the land of the golden mountain means America.

The man
he sits in his gilded fake fram
someone I should know
someone I could know
(If I tried, I would)

His hair
thin and oil
braided until it thinned to a string
someone I should know
someone I could know
(If I tried, I would)

A picture sent back
because his body couldn't be
lost in a distant land
something I should sympathize
something I could sympathize
(If I tried, I would)

The remains of a life
wrinkled, black and white
dreams of his fortune
something I should admire
something I could admire
(If I tried, I would)

The fragrant scent
of tea and sweat
clings to that photo
(A flash of light
that catches the moment
when he left they took that picture)
Someone I should want to know
Someone I could want to know
(If I tried, I would
If I could, I would)