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Happy Independence Day, Indonesia!

Morning
My homeland
Happy Independence Day!

In this special day, I’d love to write my thoughts about independence in my language, Bahasa Indonesia. It talks about my homeland if it can speak. It said about Indonesia in the past when the Indonesian people struggled to get the freedom. Alhamdulillah with the help of Allah, Indonesia got the freedom on August 17th, 1945. Is it real independence or just ceremony, that we celebrate every year? Here are my thoughts!

Saat Ibu Pertiwi Bicara

Eloknya parasku
mengundang decak kagum
berbagai bangsa.
Mereka berduyun-duyun
datang
menikmati pesonaku.
Semula berniat baik
namun perlahan
menancapkan kuku- kuku
serakahnya di perutku.
Beratus tahun
aku menanggung perih
cakaran kuku-kuku tajam
juga mulut -mulut lapar
akan kekayaan,
namun aku hanya diam
meneteskan air mata
dalam do’a, seraya bergumam

“Bangunlah anak-anakku,
Cabutlah cakar-cakar para penguasa!
Hapuskan kelaliman mereka!
Bangkitlah anak-anakku!
Anak-anak Indonesia!
Terlalu lama aku
menahan perih
akibat luka yang menganga
di tubuhku
Lawanlah mereka!
Tutuplah luka-luka ini
dengan semangatmu!
Semangat membangun negerimu!
Anak-anakku,
70 tahun kalian katakan
Aku telah MERDEKA ,
Betulkah itu, Sayang?!”

الحق من الله، والخطاء مني

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Author:

I'm a teacher in Islamic Elementary School. Hand lettering is my new hobby, but I like it so much. Here, I wanna master it n all the genre of my writing.

12 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day, Indonesia!

  1. Azaadi Mubarak ( Urdu – Happy Independence Day) my dear friend, yes Pakistan’s was on 14 August – sister we have so many similarities 🙂 ❤

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