Children of the World

A poem by Nasir Hashim

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Look upon the beautiful
children of the world with
fervent hope for the future

Their ever-cascading
Beauty and Majesty
mesmerising hearts of
Heart
And gifted with attributes of
the Almighty while gazing
lovingly at fallible humans
trying hard to nurture
the symphony of duality
towards unity

Children not bewildered by
barriers, for their universal
Timeless-Self overrides
their worldly Time-Bound
Self
Having powers beyond
visible domain
Surprisingly, we are not
privy to such a glorious
event, for we vehemently
betray precious Godly
moments with careless
wayward ways

A child so pure, smiles for
no apparent reason yet
having incessant
conversations with
invisible guardian angels
and comforting souls
beyond mortal
comprehension

So, a child feels safe within
the ambit of intense Light
of the Almighty
Yet our roving materialistic
eyes blinded by such
intense Light, blazing
us into ashes
Yet, saved by the grace of
Almighty, for a new
tomorrow
Besides sages and the
guided ones, the Almighty
listens through a child’s
hearing; observing
through a child’s
witnessing of untold
happenings; and
comprehending a child’s
every nuance and
utterance

Such Beauty …
Such Majesty …
Such poetry in motion

Sadly, those glorious
attributes of the Almighty
within the child, wither
away as the death toll mounts
Hapless victims, crushed
between rubbles in
harrowing flames of
intellectual apathy and
bigotry

Yet, putrid history repeats
in an ever-growing circle,
Whence indifference and
posturing reign supreme
amongst toothless paper
tigers, inflicted by dreaded
verbal diarrhoea
While parasitic lapdogs
Suck up to the bondage
of a toxic geopolitical
agenda

– Nasir Hashim

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Nasir Hashim
Dr Mohd Nasir Hashim received a PhD in international nutrition from Cornell University. He served as the first chairman of the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) for 23 years (1996-2019) and as the Selangor State Legislative Assembly member for Kota Damansara (2008-2013). These days, he enjoys writing poems, painting and playing the harmonica
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30 Jun 2024 1.01am

Beautiful! Thank you En Nasir Hashim