19 April 2016

the land that becomes red

unusual weather
hazily, hungry babies cry
angry people are cursing the destiny

the blood rain
fall down on their face
people missing directions
they lose their way
they walk on the land that becomes red
their faces look tired
their eyes bleary and their eyelids blackened

dear, my country
now, angry people just live in there
beloved motherland no longer becomes their home
just a barren field
with soil that becomes red

Jakarta, 2016

Tanah Jadi Merah


cuaca tak lagi sama
ketika tangis bayi-bayi lapar melesap
bersama pekik amarah orang-orang yang
memaki takdir

hujan darah,
jatuh di muka-muka tengadah
orang-orang yang hilang arah
mereka berjalan di atas tanah yang jadi merah
dengan wajah lesu
pula mata nanar dengan hitam di kelopak yang melebar

oh, negeriku
kini dihuni orang-orang yang marah
pertiwi kesayangannya tak lagi jadi rumah
hanya sehampar ladang gersang
dengan tanah yang jadi merah

Jakarta, 2016

sumber gambar: http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/128/590x/secondary/mars-2-290633.jpg