Death of an Empire

A revisit

Did I not tell you

  about this senile

     Empire?

With its pompous

  guardians

   constipating

     at its door steps

Festered with

  collusions, greed,

   profits, demi-gods

     and lost horizons

But did I also not tell

  you how they

    fervently dig

     graves for

       others?

Too sedated and

  too dumb to realise

   that’s their very

     own

Did I not tell you

  about their bastion

   of power

    crumbling like

     nine pins?

Yet they think that’s

    progress

So they pride over

  slogans and

    promises

Destroying the very

   dreams that

    they ever fostered

So the Empire

  continues to

    wallow in

     jaundiced gusto

Shackling the

   innocents at every

    twist and turn of

     time

Claiming victory for

  placid democracy

    and justice

Now you are

  witnessing

   the Empire’s

    bleeding

     ‘broken chain of

         command’

Of misdirected

 priorities and

  competing

    opportunists

Flip-flop decisions,

  casting aspersions

   and intense blame

    games

Stumbling to

  exaggerate warped

   truths and

    pampered

     agencies

Clamouring to ‘catch

 the eye’ of their

   godly masters

You should see

  within their rabid

    ranks

How hidden agendas

  are craftily designed

  to wrest power

   and orchestrate

    character

      assassinations

 Inventing and

  reinventing

    scapegoats

Conjuring wild

  scenarios to nurture

     foul intentions

Staging a ‘siege

   mentality’ through

     traitorous media

       pimps

READ MORE:  The Queen and I

So they declare war

   against their

     people

Yet so afraid of their

   own shadows

So they shut

  themselves in

   fortresses of body

    guards, gangsters

     in government

      uniforms and

       black magic

Imbuing demented

   underlings to do

    their warped

      biddings

HARK!

Did you not hear the

  cries of the down

  trodden

And the roar of

  defiance

   transcending all

    bounds

Hacking away the

  chains of

   oppression and

      exploitation

Persevering through

  ‘thick and thin’

     over smoking gas

     canisters,

      chemical water,

       battering rams,

        beaten bodies,

         cracked heads,

          broken ribs,

           open wounds

            and

             mammoth

              arrests

Yet wave upon

  wave of

    humanity

     continue to

      throttle the

       Empire

Yet, its lackeys

  living in total denial

    and false comfort

Clutching onto

 illusions and blatant

   lies of lost

    paradise

So the struggle

  grows in ever fiery

    circles

Paralysing the

  capitalists,

  opportunists,

   jingoists, racists

    and power

     brokers

BUT THEN, when

 the Empire and its

  lackeys are all

   dead and gone

    broken into

      smithereens

Will you then

   resurrect another

     Empire of the

       same?

NAY! … A THOUSAND NAYS! …  A BILLION MANIFOLD NAYS!

For the empowered

  masses will surely

   summon the

    marrow of your

     very existence

To deal a crushing

   death blow

To all pretensions

READ MORE:  The Queen and I

  and exploitations

To rebuild rainbow

    societies of hope

      and love

Where we are one in all

    and all in one

As one big universal

    family

Nasir, 14 July 2014 (revisited on 21 March 2022)



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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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