For the love of this countryPosted: August 28, 2008
I left a comment on Din Merican’s blog that goes like the verses below. He suggested that I re-post it in my own blog, with an English interpretation. I’m new to puisi/sajak/pantun-writing, so forgive any weird parts. Here goes:
Bukan UMNO sahaja yang derhaka
Semua dalam BN turut sama
Mereka ingat rakyat kan lupa
Tentang pimpinan yang tidak terdaya
Asyik dengan keseronokan sendiri
Semua yang baik tinggal untuk kroni
Rakyat dibiarkan dan dilupai
Akhirnya tengoklah! Apa terjadi?
Rakyat bangkit terjumpa suara
Kan kita berjuang sampai akhirnya
Demi bangsa negara tercinta
Sebab kita semua anak bangsa Malaysia!
‘Twas not only UMNO that has been the traitor
All those from BN were in this together
They thought that us rakyat would easily forget
About their leadership that was terribly inept
All of them caught up in their own fun
Their cronies got the best, this was always done
The rakyat were left barren and forgotten
But at last, look! What has happened?
The rakyat has risen with our new found voice
A fight till the end, and then we rejoice
‘Tis for the love of our country that we hold so dear
Because we are all anak bangsa Malaysia!
After this, I will probably try to stay away from UMNO politics. Going down this road of commenting on them has been “fun” at times, but I think I’ve had enough. No amount of criticism is going to do them any good, and it surely isn’t serving me a higher purpose.
For the sake of nation building, and what little, if any at all, that I can contribute, I think it’s best we keep our minds open, our thinking caps on, and be constructive.