A Million Murders

“London is such a great place. Malaysia has no great monuments. What a lousy place Malaysia is compared to all these great European countries.”

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 Enter:

A Million Murders

Smooth, soft, silk robes of royalty—
Sparkling, shining jewels of majesty—
Grand and great the riches uncoil—
Stones and steel rising from soil.

The coloured peoples gaping in envy
wishing they could be the whites in jealousy:
Oh, if only we had such beautiful buildings
Oh, if only our country was as inspiring.

Yet, in the ground, a buried irony—
For azalea red runs blood and ruby—
For beneath the stoic, impassioned gargoyles—
Behold! The tears of those who toiled.

Their monuments built with Asian antimony—
Their statues and artifacts, African ivory—
Their advanced machines by Eastern oil—
A thousand thefts, a people despoiled.

Smooth, soft, silk robes of royalty—
Sparkling, shining jewels of majesty—
Grand and great the riches uncoil—
Bones and steel rising from soil.

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 Is London really such a great place? Or shall we settle for our beloved thorny, but yet succulent Malaysia?


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Posts by Ong Kar Jin

A young Malaysian who attempts to take on the thorny (and occasionally horny) realities of Malaysian politics and its woes in his own tiny, smelly way. A person who has heard the twin arguments of "You youngsters don't care about anything else except Justin Bieber", and "You youngsters shouldn't get involved in what is too advanced for your age" and wants to disprove them once and for all ( especially the Justin Bieber part, ugh!) Read more of his posts at duriandemocracy.blogspot.com, or tweet him @duriandemocracy.

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2 Responses to A Million Murders

  1. Charles Leviathan

    Superb, bro! Cantik lagi dasyat! You moved me man. You moved me. Thanks for sharing!

  2. ElegantEffendi

    i love it! cant believe no one commented on this after 2 days