Thursday, April 17, 2014

R.I.P. KARPAL SINGH, SIR: "speak no ill ..."

SPEAK NO ILL WHEN DEATH COMETH TO THEE


speak no ill
of one who hath just passed on
to a better place
for we must think of what good he/she hath done
in a life of a constant struggle to be human,
all too human

lay not the cause for his/her death to his conviction
and stand against this or that point of view --
for death hath come to him/her
and life hath come but as a reminder
of what a man/woman can do

against all odds
against the grain
against the wind

to make us understand better
what ails us
and who hath diseased society
and who hath tried to cure it
and heal the wounds thenafter

and so the story goes
in this life like a river flows
those who speak up for many
who holds a mirror to our history
may come
most often too
not from souls borne out of
the race or religion you are born into
but from souls that knows not
what Man is
by the confines of his/her bigotry
nor the the limitations he/she imposes
on true dignity

not from these men
but from Man
the transcendental Man
in all his/her glory
of being human
all too human

REST IN PEACE, KARPAL SINGH
a good soul you are ... -- ar

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

he has lived his life well - fully with conviction,with accomplishment, with fulfilment. He had a quality few politicians have - consistency.He was courageous often tilting at windmills even as the juggernaut instruments of state moved against him.The nation has lost a noble soul. A giant light bulb has been switched off. The nation mourns in darkness.

Anonymous said...

A beautifull & touching homage to a Great Man.

Allen Tan said...

Thanks Karpal and Azly

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr.Azly,

A profound and beautiful poem befitting Mr. Karpal Singh - a true fighter for the voiceless, the downtrodden and the Nation, regardless of ethnicity and race in Malaysia. He even fought for a young Malay girl in Singapore to be allowed to wear her tudung. Hence, he was not allowed to practice law there.

It is extremely humbling, and hopefully his sacrifices and uncompromising integrity will inspire millions of us.

mike scorpion said...

A million thanks for the beautiful poem.One of his famous quotes.When this Karpal Singh goes, there will be hundreds more standing in line.Yes,there will be but only one Tiger of Jelutong. Rest in peace SIR.

Anonymous said...

Karpal came! Karpal saw! Karpal fought for everything everyone sought! Karpal lost some, he won some! Now, though Karpal is gone! Karpal's fight is not foregone! Harimau mati tinggalkan belang, Karpal pergi, tinggalkan NAMA Nya!!! R I P.

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