SWEET AND HONEST (YANG MANIS DAN TULUS) – Poem by MAHAYA BINTI MOHD YASSIN / Translatd into english by Siti Ruaqiyah HASHIM

Poem by MAHAYA BINTI MOHD YASSIN

Born in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Holds MA in Literature, a former educator, former President Writers Association of Negeri Sembilan (PEN) 2006-2019. Distinguished Lecturer of Raja Melewar Teacher’s College and other achievements. Mahaya writes poems, short stories, novelets, memoir, children’s books, language books and other literary works. Was awarded Literary Laureate of Negeri Sembilan 200, 2013, 2015, Malaysian Book Award 2018 and many others.

 

SWEET AND HONEST

This life He lent to us full with naked blessings and hidden. All are sacred. Sweet and honest.

To myself, hurry up to fulfill vows and promises while:
~alive before death
~young before growing old
~rich before a pauper
~ healthy before sickness
~ ampleness before narrowed.

To myself,
accept, patience and always in gratitude everything is beautiful the best Allah the Almighty Always protecting Always with wisdom!

 

YANG MANIS DAN TULUS

Kehidupan yang dipinjamkan-Nya ini
penuh dengan rahmat yang nyata dan
tersembunyi.
Semuanya amat kudus.
Manis dan tulus.

Duhai diri,
segeralah lunaskanlah ikrar dan janji
ketika:

~hidup sebelum mati
~muda sebelum tua
~kaya sebelum papa
~ sihat sebelum sakit
~lapang sebelum sempit

Duhai diri,
reda, sabar dan bersyukurlah sentiasa;
amat indah semuanya
yang terbaik
Allah yang maha Gagah Perkasa
Maha Menjaga.
Maha Bijaksana!

 


Translatd into english by Siti Ruaqiyah HASHIM
FROM 3RD WORLD PEACE POEM ANTHOLOGY
ARTFUL GAMES OF THE GODS.

COPYRIGHT RESERVED.

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