The Prince was made to wait, while Assemblymen castigate; Hurling abuses ingrate, at each other and officials of State; In resplendent uniform innate, behaving more like primates; 'Tis a sad day for the State, whose Ruler was once prime adjudicate!
Why it came to this, do not require a thesis; Once Rakyat's will dismiss, it invites action remiss; What ought be basis, to prevent further crisis; Many know what it is, few dare to act on this!
To assume ignorance, of pent up indignance; With numbers imbalance, claiming governance; May provide dominance, temporary sustenance; Not for long continuance, nor stability assurance!
Why not dissolution, initiate state election; Let Rakyat provide determination, their preference of faction; To be in administration, to be governing sans confusion; Bring state to progression, economic and political suasion!
The longer the acrimony, with semblance of anarchy; Deeper into quandary, the state will be; Sense ought be seen clearly, fair play epitome of integrity; Resolve current ignominy, settle present ambiguity!
I pray to Almighty, provide 'em thought clarity; 'Tis the masses we pity, when elected reps be greedy; Power-hungry they may be, heavy is their responsibility; Never shirk accountability, do best for State & Country!
(A former colleague in Klang Port Authority, Capt. Aziz may just be Malaysia's answer to John Masefield. He now lectures at a local maritime academy)
UPDATEon Sunday May 10, 2009 (MOTHERS' DAY) at 1030 hrs:
A Homily to all Mummies! by Capt. Abdul Aziz Abdullah
You nurtured me well, in your warm womb I dwell; Causing you be unwell, nausea and others as well; Yet you never tell, you never did spell; The discomforts that befell, pregnancy unlike in eggshell!
When I entered this world, you treated me like gold; Protected me from cold, sheltered me from dangers untold; Mesmerised me with songs of old, cuddled me, oh, so bold; You were savior to behold, you were epitome of love in whole!
When I was growing, you provide me everything; At times saving scrapping, to ensure I had trappings, Of a youth developing, to manhood so enterprising; None was prohibiting, all my wants fulfilling!
The day I left home, to boarding school so lonesome; You wept so woesome, unwilling to break our twosome; I missed you awesome, longed for food so wholesome; Yet, knowing you’re home, made me feel not worrisome!
You, in your wisdom, chose a spouse to end my bachelordom; You ensured proper tandem, you prepared compatibility quorum; Once own family became my forum, I visited you seldom; Yet, ne’er you showed antagonism, granted me total freedom!
I focused on working, on earning a living; Career concentrating, you appeared only in passing; Occasions of joy missing, celebrations forfeiting; Thought you were satisfying, monthly allowance receiving!
Call came unsuspecting, “Mum wishes you be accompanying”; “To her grave!” – so startling, so very shocking; I dropped everything, rushed home sans thinking; Stayed with you till departing, fulfilled your wish – oh, ‘twas so hurting!
Mum, if only you can hear me – on this day so specially; YOU ARE TRULY, AN ANGEL PERSONIFIED WHOLLY; Moulded me successfully, though we’re just a level above poverty; If I can only whisper softly, “I MISSED YOU, MUM, OH, SO DEARLY!”
Aziz (an orphan)
(Hmmm ... orphan or not, this guy now owe me a nasi kandaq!)
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