Luke Rylands

Rookie (12 December 1989 / Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Scotland)

A Fighter's Lines


I am old and worn
and have lost all my strength
sufferings
and the history of the fight for independence
have forced sacrifies
that know no name
or life

from the wheelchair of the rest of my days
I, body and energy crushed
see and cannot do much
these times are too big a challenge
for the remnants of my crippled years
the net of deceit spread everywhere
disturbs me.

In the name of justice
Wake up and form ranks sons of our ancestor
Be brave
And erect a wall of people
Stand up heirs of our freedom

I have no more voice
It is you now who should speak!

Submitted: Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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  • Rookie Kasuma Abdul Jalil (1/8/2012 2:23:00 PM)

    This poem is written by Marzuki Ali who was born in Terengganu, Malaysia. He has been involving in this poems writing arena since 1960’s up till today. He is keen on writing those poems pertaining to the wonders of his hometown and the growing environment engulfing him and most of them are focusing on patriotism. He is actively involves in Malaysian and Indonesian theater.

    This poem is now one of the Malaysian Secondary School’s literature component. (Report) Reply

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