TAHUKAH KALIAN? (DO YOU ALL KNOW?) / Poem by Siti Ruqaiyah HASHIM 

Poem by Siti Ruqaiyah HASHIM 

 

TAHUKAH KALIAN?

Tahukah kalian? ketika seorang pemimpin diheret ke mahkamah dengan berbagai tuduhan rasuah ada seorang pemimpin tua yang lebih teruk rasuahnya anak-cucunya semua kaya raya dan kawan-kawannya menyapu beratus biliun kekayaan negara
dilepaskan begitu sahaja

Sarkas ini semakin buruk dan aku terlalu mual melihat mereka

Tahukah engkau? si tua itu licik amat orangnya dan sahabat-sahabatnya melihat itu sebagai mengkagumkan dan sedikit pun tidak menjijikkan!

Tahukah engkau? seorang sahabat pernah bercerita ketika pilihanraya sebuah negeri di zaman pemimpin tua itu dia pernah mengiringi helikopter yang penuh berisi wang untuk membeli undi dan membeli juak-juak politik yang memperdagangkan maruah dan harga diri mereka

Tahukah kalian
dia sibuk menuding jari kepada orang lain supaya orang tidak berkata tentang korupsinya?

 

DO YOU ALL KNOW?

Do you all know? when a leader is dragged to court with heaps of corruptions charges there is an old leader whose corruptions and abuses are worst his descendents are filthy rich and his friends swept hundreds of billions the country’s wealth and they go scot free.

This circus is getting worse and I am nauseatic witnessing it

Do you all know that old leader is foxy and his friends saw it as brilliance and not something sickening?

Do you all know? an old friend once told me during a state election in that old leader’s time he was flown in a helicopter accompanying a plane load of money to buy votes and buy their partisan’s loyalty who traded their dignity for money.

Do you all know? he is busy pointing fingers to other people so that his corruptions and abuses are not being talked about ?

Skopje
October 2018.

POEM WRITTEN AND TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH BY SITI RUQAIYAH HASHIM 
COPYWRIGHT RESERVED

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