“Nhị Độ Mai Tinh Tuyển” is a 6-8 verses poem written in Nôm script that includes 13 chapters. The poem is written based on a Chinese novel named “Nhị Độ Mai” or “Trung Hiếu Tiết Nghĩa Nhị Độ Mai (忠孝節義二度梅)”. It is a story of the Mai and Trần families who go through an arduous journey in order to fight for justice. Like any old style story, readers of Nhị Độ Mai find the good characters being trapped, defamed, and badly treated by powerful villains, however, in the end, they are compensated and the wicked characters have to pay for their wickedness. “You reap what you sow” is the main philosophy of Nhị Độ Mai. It reflects the current political situation at that time when the Emperor was manipulated by selfish, arrogant high ranking officials, wrongly judged and punished those who were honest, brave, and had devoted their lives to the country.