ON THE EVE OF AIDIL ADHA (DI PETANG AIDIL ADHA) / Poem By Siti Ruqaiyah HASHIM

Poem By Siti Ruqaiyah HASHIM

 

ON THE EVE OF AIDIL ADHA

My friend,
I never fear
they don’t know me
or forget me
or I become a stranger to them
or they hate me

Its not me
who tried to destroy them
but its them
again and again
who tried to kill me

Sorry
because I don’t apologize
(what for ?)
because I don’t miss them
maybe because I don’t need them anymore

But
as what Mahmoud Darwish said
I never hate them
and on this Aidil Adha eve
I pray
and send my love to everyone.

 

DI PETANG AIDIL ADHA

Kawan ku,
aku tak pernah takut
mereka tak mengenali ku
atau melupakan ku
atau aku jadi orang asing kepada mereka
atau membenci ku

Bukan aku yang cuba memusnahkan mereka
tapi merekalah
yang berkali-kali cuba membunuh ku!

Maaf
kerana aku tidak minta maaf
(untuk apa?)
tidak merindui mereka
dan mungkin tidak lagi memerlukan mereka

Tapi
seperti kata Mahmoud Darwish
aku tidak pernah membenci mereka
dan di petang Aidil Adha ini
aku berdoa
dan menghulurkan salam cinta untuk semua!

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