By Allan CF Goh
Election Day has now come and gone.
But our hopes have not been left alone.
Though BN won half of Malaysia,
Pakatan wins the ambrosia.
PR has won the plurality
With a national majority.
Pakatan ‘has won’ the election
By increasing its representation.
BN won by ways dark, secretive;
Losing its moral imperative.
Though it has won the seats of office,
Pakatan has won folks’ hearts, notice.
The wind of change is still blowing strong,
Most Malaysians still for “ubah” long.
The dream of citizens still lives on…..
For a true democracy to dawn.
All citizens will still want the same thing:
Their rights supreme as the sacred king,
In a just, meritorious nation,
Totally free of foul corruption,
Without the festering racism,
Without fetid communalism.
Where citizens live in harmony,
Not rent apart by cacophony.
When Malaysians stand proud and equal,
With justice, an unending sequel.
That is the way to a one-nation,
Pulling, pushing in the same direction.
Not purposely fragmented by race,
Nor rented by religious ill-grace.
Only united, can we progress,
Don’t let negativity digress.
Existing in people’s memory
Is the greatness of the one-country,
Malaysians must live the common values,
With proper mutual respects and dues,
As one great, national family,
With love as our nation’s homily,
There can never be masters and slaves.
That’s the quickest way to the nation’s grave.
The light at the end of the tunnel,
Gets brighter, stronger, and less banal.
The darkness will surely end one fine day,
Let’s bring it on without more delay.
When the new dawn finally appears
Most of the nation’s woes will disappear.
Our disappointment must be our fuel
To drive us forward to dreams fulfill.