in the name of the Public – atas nama Rakyat

in the name of the Public

Right and left
What a meaning
What a country
When crazy or sick
When independent or narrow

Local thugs
Sometimes smart sometimes stunned
Stunned with stupidity
And a fool with wickedness
Arrogant with regionalism
Stupid with politeness

Thugs are not thugs if they are polite
Officials are not officials if depraved
On behalf of the people
On behalf of the poor
The families themselves are heavy
Heavy treasure and world
From the sale of the name
On behalf of the people and the poor
And forbidden to piss here except Dogs

Morowali-Sulteng, 161213
Posted by Aru Jayawardhana at 5:08 AM Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Labels: Poetry, Rhymes, Poetry

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atas nama Rakyat

Kanan dan kiri
Apalah sebuah arti
Apalah sebuah negri
Saat gila atau sakit
Saat merdeka ataupun sempit

Preman-preman lokal
Kadang cerdas kadang bengal
Bengal dengan ketololan
Dan tolol dengan kefasikan
Sombong dengan kedaerahan
Bodoh dengan kesantunan

Preman bukanlah preman jika santun
Pejabat bukanlah pejabat jika bejat
Atas nama rakyat
Atas nama yang melarat
Keluarga sendiri yang berat
Berat harta dan dunia
Dari hasil jual nama
Atas nama rakyat dan kaum melarat
Dan dilarang kencing disini kecuali Anjing

Morowali-Sulteng, 161213
Posted by Aru Jayawardhana at 5:08 AM Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Labels: Puisi, Sajak, Syair

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