cyclopseven Ram

Rookie - 67 Points (20 January 1965 / Malaysia)

Salute To A Smiling Tiger - Poem by cyclopseven Ram

My salute to you
My dear brother, the smiling tiger
Whose claws can embrace
With soothing love
And at the same time
Can tear menacing brutes.

Every beginning has its ending
So your birth too had an ending
But with valor spoken loud
Fighting a freedom war
From claws that kill the law.

I am sad today
At the deepest core I am dead too
I don’t know somehow I am born
Into a race the same as yours
Though I don’t fully agree with the heat of war
Morally I support your mission in this tug of war.

The world called you terrorist
Be it as it may
Who cares if you are one
Because I still know your terror
Is to protect the ones who struggle to crawl
In the face of the destructive beast.

Today I am sad my dear brother
B'coz you have gone to be with the eternal mother
In her embrace I pray your spirit be lighted
With spirited efforts to guide
your brothers and sisters.
Though you hold a cane with your right hand
Your every step was precise and firm
The call of destiny none can evade
I don’t believe its enemy’s victory
Because I know your death
Is but a mere sleep in fight
smiling all the way.

So long my brother.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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