A great piece from Chairil Anwar, it just all about it. I used to read it ages ago.
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Kalau sampai waktuku
Ku mau tak seorang kan merayu
Tidak juga kau
Tak perlu sedu sedan itu
Aku ini binatang jalang
Dari kumpulannya terbuang
Biar peluru menembus kulitku
Aku tetap meradang menerjang
Luka dan bisa kubawa berlari
Hingga hilang pedih peri
Dan aku akan lebih tidak perduli
Aku mau hidup seribu tahun lagi
For those who never heard of him, he was the great poet from this part of the world. Perhaps, he is 'Rabindranath Tagore' of Indonesia, in term of position and acknowledgment regarded by Indonesians and Malaysians for as long as the malay poetry is concerned.
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Here's the original book in which the above poem included, "Deru Campur Debu" (Burr and Dust ? - anybody please improve the translation of the book title)
I love every bit of the poem, except for the last sentence. A thousand years? Man, that's way too long. Your bet, sometime life can be too complicated. Can't handle the hell load of mess even for three days, let alone for a thousand years.