Pada tanah yang indah

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A poem by A Samad Said written in the run-up to the independence of Malaya.

A Samad Said
A Samad Said

Dalam mata yang bersih merayap cahaya yang jernih,
aku sama menagih kemerdekaan kekasih.
Dalam dada yang mesra tenang telaga cinta,
aku janji setia membela tanah pusaka.

Kira ribut mendurja mengancam tanah yang indah,
setapak tiada kurela untuk melutut kecewa.
Biar peluru selaksa mendendam liar mangsanya
untuk kekasih pusaka matiku tetap rela.

Dalam hari berlari berbaja kasih di hati,
azam besi berumbi melebur penjajah di bumi!
Dalam rindu berpadu, hitam dendam terpendam,
aku terlalu merindu fajar cemerlang menjelang.

Hati ini seluruh kasihkan kekasih sepenuh,
beri janji yang teguh hingga badanku luluh!

Singapura
1956

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