calendar>>December 22. 2011 Juch 100
Even Land and Sky Seem to Grieve Demise of Kim Jong Il

Pyongyang, December 22 (KCNA) -- The plaza of the Party Founding Memorial Tower facing the statue of President Kim Il Sung standing on Mansu Hill is also crowded with people overwhelmed with profound grief over the loss of the father of the nation.

The mourners are weeping bitterly, calling leader Kim Jong Il in chocking voices.

Looking up to the portrait of smiling Kim Jong Il and then the statue of President Kim Il Sung, they are stamping their feet in bitter grief over the leader's demise.

Chocked with lamentation for three days, not a few people only wept bitterly, unable to say any words.

Kim Jong Il was leading the final offensive this year for the improvement of the standard of people's living, full of energy.

He would feel very pleased when watching increased wealth for the people. But who can imagine he breathed his last on the running train on his way of field guidance to bring happiness to them. Can anyone believe this was a reality? How lamentable it is! Isn't it possible for the hearts of all Koreans to bring him back to life?

All the people have revered Kim Jong Il as their father, entrusting all their destinies and soul to him.

He was, indeed, the sun of the Korean nation and dearer to them than their own lives.

But for this sun, they could not have come close to the eminence of a thriving nation, weathering unprecedented trials and difficulties for 17 years since the demise of President Kim Il Sung.

But for this mainstay, they could have hardly got over difficulties and lived and struggled full of confidence of future, faith and optimism.

The lamentation of all the servicepersons and people calling him in bitter grief can be heard across the country.

The land and sky of the country seem to bitterly cry.

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