A Living Nation

By Allan CF Goh

A nation cannot live
With its people truncated,
Like the dried fallen leaf,
Crushed and emasculated.A people cannot thrive,
Under any tyranny,
Be it of racist strife,
Or undeserved agony.

A state cannot progress
If she rejects the truly best,
And goes on to transgress
Her people’s talented quest.

A country will degrade,
When swamped full of corruption.
It cannot maintain grade,
Based on discrimination.

When the country’s future
Rests on men of arrogance,
With talents not nurtured,
We face only ignorance.

There is only one choice:
To nurture virtues valiant,
Listen to progress’s voice,
And sideline all the villains.


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