POETRY | An Ode To The Land of My Birth by Becky Ong

To my dearly beloved country, Soon you’ll be turning sixty two, Your children of all religions and races, Will come out to celebrate with you. We shall remember your struggles, And how you fought hard to be free, No more a colony of any kingdom, Your people’s unity was the key. In August, the year nineteen fifty seven, You surely stood tall and proud, From all across the ‘Padang’ The call of ‘Merdeka’ rang loud!   Decades have since rolled past, Leaders have come and gone, A rising, developing nation, Our allegiance, we have sworn. Malaysia, a beautiful gracious...

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