Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Remembering Altantuyaa Shaariibuu

In sympathy with the family and in memory of Altantuyaa* Shaariibuu, I've sent the poem to malaysiakini.

I am the Golden Beam*, from
The land of steppes, come to
The South Seas to Malaysia
called the Mountains of Asia

‘Twas no Shambula as promised
But of evil Gehanna, sent there
By C-4, 1.34 times more powerful
Than C6H2(NO2)3CH3, or TNT

In that shattering blast, in a tick
Golden Beam* I was no more
But thousands shattered shards
Of tears, blood, and deep regrets

Never to see my children again
Where I am I have met Erlig Qan
But I am not yet ready to submit
To his reign until I taste justice

Oh, if only I can quench my thirst
To drink sweet requital, my due
Against unimaginable evil cruelty
Just a wee sip from across the Styx

Will the Heavens sense my sorrow
My wail of uncompromising pain
At the loss of not just my young life
But treasured sight of loved ones

O, Sulde Tngri, Dayicin Tngri and
Gesar Khan, I offer thee, Holy Triad
Votive arca or juniper branches &
Berries, & kuji the sweetest incense

I pray, let they who judge be brave
Resolute and just, and not render
My tormented soul to wander in
Perpetual odyssey, sans retribution

I yearn to return home soon to rest
Among the elm-trees and willows
To hear the larks trill their sweet
Songs among the endless steppes

Please, let me gaze once more at the
White snow cap of Nayramadlin Orgil
Then I'll know I'm home once again
To close my tired eyes as Golden Beam*

1 comment:

  1. C-4. Active component cyclotrimethylene trinitramine or RDX.
    All explosives in Malaysia require Internal Security ministry licence to purchase, store and use. The licensee is personnaly accountable for its storage and use. Severe penalties can result from illegal use or even inability to account for stock quantity balance.
    Unlike Dynamite, which has widespread use in civil engineering, C-4 is (as far as I know) unavailable for civilian purchase. Considered a very dangerous terrorist weapon because of its exceptionally high explosive power, and its ability to be molded like plastic into any innocent looking shape or container.

    Even police don't normally have it - only the armed forces.

    No need for me to accuse anybody here - our intelligent readers can figure out the right questions for who, what, when , how and why.