Paul Sebastian

Love Mother Malaysia - Poem by Paul Sebastian

Love Mother Malaysia
By Paul Sebastian

Mother Malaysia cries for moderation
To unite her sons of diverse races
Bonded in her sacred Constitution
Sealed with a vision of visionaries:
Heartbeat of Malaysian Independence
Harmonious people living a destiny
Fathered by peace-champions of prudence
Charted a future in a land of opportunity
Freed from colonialism and insurgency

‘Jalur Gemilang' raised, we stood proud
Locked hands, blood-sweated, tilled this land of glory
Tin, rubber, paddy, and business: wealth wrought
‘Negara Ku' united sons: ploughed morrow's victory
Fast-stepped fifty-seven years birthing prosperity
One Nation, One People, thriving democratically
Unique diversity, weaved in socio-cultural unity
Community-knitting earned a heaven, politically

Mother Malaysia's sons must defend her honour
Never to give in to some lackadaisical extremism
Never chance to wipeout peace, earned to this hour
Never swing far left to crush precious nationalism
Strengthen the very cords of social fabric
Guard anxiously against evils of destruction
Honour the socio-politico conscience of public
Be courageous: defend rights, and fight corruption
Be vigilant of the faceless enemy within
Who'd gnaw at the very pillars of national unity
Making way for an insurgent ideology to creep in
Wrecking what's been built in one national calamity!

Sons, rise up to defend beloved Mother Malaysia!

If you don't carry ‘Jalur Gemilang' high, who will?
If you don't proudly sing ‘Negara Ku, ' now, when will you?
If your ‘Mother' faces danger, would you carelessly stand still?
If you do, you are a callous soul; not a son, then who are you?


Topic(s) of this poem: patriotism

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Malaysia's 57th Day of Independence is celebrated this Sunday,31st August,2014. This poem reflects on we have achieved and what we must do to grow the future as a nation.

Comments about Love Mother Malaysia by Paul Sebastian

  • (9/1/2016 6:49:00 AM)

    Its my Motherland too. love it (Report)Reply

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  • Hans Vr (8/30/2015 8:36:00 PM)

    Fills my heart with joy. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/29/2014 7:17:00 AM)

    A proud poet. The patriot stands beneath The Stripes of Glory, depicting his hopes for, and his confidence in, the future of his native land. Extremely well written and well thought out. (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (9/15/2014 12:24:00 AM)

    Highly patriotic charged with pride and love for the national hreritage and the lofty values for which Malaysia, your Mother country stands! The fervour with which you exhort the proud sons of Malaysia to stand united, uphold peace and solidarity and work for the country's welfare and progress is so inspiring! The language used is in keeping with the ceremonious occasion of the anniversary of your country's independence! Great poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Unwritten Soul (8/29/2014 7:20:00 AM)

    Happy Independence day Paul and all Malaysian...keep our independence to our own feet and be freedom in life with trial to keep peace remain till forever..we all colorblind when it about skin, we are have different religions but as family we respect to each other, our heritage is our merged cultures..good poem :) _Soul (Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (8/27/2014 6:44:00 AM)

    congratulation to the people of Malaysia,
    good writing, thanks.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 28, 2014

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