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(the final verse)

Dia mungkin mulai mengantuk di senja abad,
Tapi perlu celik cergas di fajar alaf.
Dan dalam ribut beliung yang amat buas,
Dia semakin dituntut untuk berdebat waras.
Dan di sisi sisik, buih, alun dan kocak
diharap dia akan terus canggih bertindak,
kerana, ada musibah yang mesti disanggah;
juga ada rakyat yang masih perlu dibela,
dan dirinya kini teruji di tengah mereka.

A. Samad Said
August 1999


While dusting the bookshelves, I took out a blue book, blew the dust from its cover and opened it straight to the last written page. I began forming the senses from the above words, the same way I did 4 years ago. It was written almost a decade ago. A poem dedicated specifically to pemimpin yang itu, whom was then the *Exterior Minister. Guess who?

*Exterior is now Foreign Affairs?

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