Noor Othman

(4th August / Sri Menanti)

Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka


I was having MRI on myself recently
Came Dr Noreen with request 'please Prof Yati'
Could you give a performance at the ‘Ambang Merdeka' party
You could sing solo or duet with Prof Mafauzy

I have done Mammogram a few years back
The pain was excruciating, my eyes turned blue-black
This machine was invented by men whose wives were real hack
A kind of revenge to keep them in check

This is what I told Noreen after the MRI that day
I am not a singer, a dancer nor good at play
However I could recite a poetry if that is OK
'Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka', the poem I chose to say

To me, 'Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka' represents
That advanced technology supersedes clinical exams
As we approach 50 years the birth of our nation
Only a few hospitals now are without these stations

To me, 'Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka' means
That women and men are at par in reins
Breasts and prostates no longer represent
The capability of a person only if he wears jeans

To me 'Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka' implies
Kelantan not only have kites and Batik dyes
There are now more lights and the population multiplies
With USM in Kubang Kerian, the atrium of growth lies

To me 'Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka' shows
Each of us has grown in swarms and throes
Along with the nation helping its growth
No one is left behind biting his ugly toes

'Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka' to me
Is my way of expressing independent spirit in poetry
It may not be as good as I want it to be
My apologies go to you in all sincerity


Ambang' is a Malay word for ‘eve' and Merdeka' is a Malay word for ‘Independence'. Malaysia celebrates Independence day on 31st August.

Submitted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Edited: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka by Noor Othman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Pushed, Celeste Bracey
  2. Web, Marshall Gass
  3. Republic, Marshall Gass
  4. The Obvious, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  5. Split-second, Marshall Gass
  6. Refusing To Wear Masks, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. She- the Lighthouse!, Marshall Gass
  8. apex, Cee Bea
  9. Darkness, Kumar Aggarwal
  10. comets wait for us, because we're sort o.., Mandolyn ...

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats
  4. Dinner Guest: Me, Langston Hughes
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. The Listeners, Walter de la Mare
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]