Aunty Bersih, Annie Ooi

by Allan CF Goh

(Also Dedicated To Other Unsung Heroes)

Dear Aunty Bersih,
Your frail look belies your strength.
Despite being gassed, sprayed,
Your faith is firmly entrenched.
You dared the hardship
Of marching for a true cause,
Even though harassed,
Even though at a great cost.

Your constant belief
Of a better Malaysia,
Full of real justice,
Filled full of fair ambrosia,
Joins the people’s dream.
Your hope of a tomorrow,
Free of racism,
Radiates folks’ vision hallow.

You want a country
Of one-people, one-nation,
Suffused with respect,
Thriving with creative passion.
You inspire all,
To stand solid for our right,
In spite of foul threats
From sycophants of the might.

You are not afraid
Of going to the prison,
In defiance of
All the vile, racist poison.
Malaysians salute
You, deep in our mind and heart.
Together, let’s fight
Politics’ putrid black art.

United, let’s fight
Those nefarious corruption,
And cronyism,
And foul discrimination.
Through your example,
You have set the righteous tone.
Others will follow,
You will never walk alone.

  1. #1 by bryanbb on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 - 10:55 am

    most people half her age only have a quarter of her guts,if any, to stand up for what they belief in..if all were united in one heart and mind for a better society and not afraid to show it regardless of creed, then it can effect a change for the better for our kids and ourselves. instead of constantly being dictated to by the demagogues and and self appointed moral police who insist their version is the right way, as if we are retards and cannot think for ourselves.

  2. #2 by Loh on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 - 2:21 pm

    ///S’gor Umno: Probe canteen whistleblowers for sedition
    1:04PM Jul 30, 2013 | 76
    Selangor Umno also urges the education department not to take action against the headmaster involved in the matter.///–Malayskini

    This is a classic example of a police state. Some citizens can perpetrate the wrongs, and we are not supposed to talk about what they have done.

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