Saturday, April 30, 2022

Like Fireflies

Like Fireflies

While the nation slept

the celestial heaven shone

Tiny sparkling jewels are the stars

yet brighter are you

Little torchlights flickering about

belied the spirited flame

In your hearts

there is hope

Though Chek Jawa will be no more

happy will be the memory of you

who cared and dared to walk with her

in darkness and in mud

We met like tiny glass pieces

broken and shaken in her kaleidoscope

to sparkle that once

even as the nation slept

- by Joseph Lai (2001)

Poem dedicated to volunteers of Chek Jawa Survey 2000

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