Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Tuesday Poem: "Me" by Chairil Anwar

 

When my time comes

No one's going to cry for me,
And you won't, either

The hell with all those tears!


I'm a wild beast

Driven out of the herd


Bullets may pierce my skin

But I'll keep coming,


Carrying forward my wounds and my pain

Attacking

Attacking

Until suffering disappears


And I won't give a damn


I want to live another thousand years

by Chairil Anwar (translated from the Indonesian by Burton Raffel)


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