Friday, 7 March 2008

Syaer Pilihanraya


Assalamualaikum Kak Teh ucapkan,

kepada semua kawan dan rakan,

di kampong, bandar dan juga pekan,

esok undi mu penting jangan lupakan.


Mari seketika kita berseloka,

hilangkan penat, letih dan duka,

imbas kembali janji manis bercuka,

para pemimpin kita sejak merdeka.


Demam pilihanraya semakin rancak,

panas habanya semakin memuncak,

kami yang jauh pun rasanya jugak,

dari seberang laut pun kami berhak.


Esok harinya yang menentukan,

kalah dan menang akan diumumkan,

segala janji mesti ditunaikan,

bukan sekadar nak dijadikan umpan.


Seronok dengar cerita berkempen,

bertikam lidah semua pemimpin,

menunjukkan hebat zahir dan batin,

memancing undi semasa bertanding.


Kisah dakwat menjadi berita,

mahalnya harga tidak terkata,

sudah dibeli dari India sana,

sekarang katanya tak boleh diguna.


Kak Teh terfikir seorang diri,

termenung sejenak menggigit jari,

berjuta habis dalam beberapa hari,

duit yang hilang macam mana nak ganti?


Terbaca pula kisah Pn Maimun,

usianya lanjut semangatnya bertimbun,

dah masuk Facebook peminatnya berkerumun,

berbasikal berkempen serata kampung.


Pilihlah pemimpin yang dianggap wajar,

yang tidak sombong yang masih boleh diajar,

yang berpengalaman, berjwa rakyat dan sedar

tidak lupa janji kerana kemewahan dikejar.


Sekian dulu Kak Teh bermadah,

berpantun berseloka bukannya mudah,

ingat, pangkah yang salah membawa padah,

nanti bertahun menyesal tak sudah..


Kepada bakal pemimpin Kak Teh ingatkan,

negara kita yang kita sayangkan,

berbaktilah kepada negara dengan keikhlasan.

amanat rakyat jangan dialpakan.

44 comments:

ms istanbul said...

Kak Teh dear,

Well said! *smiles*

Uncle said...

Dear KT.

Amboi pandai KT berseloka noo..dalam maknanya tu....btw, sapa kawan KT yang dok Madinah tu?

FYI, Taiba Service Apartment next to Masjid Nabawi will be taken over by a Malaysian Company soon...

Kak Teh said...

ms istanbul, that's just my two cents worth. Not much we can do from here, is there? Let's meet up and celebrate whatever the outcome.

uncle, sekali sekala kenalah berseloka and i do love syaer very much. My friend has been toingand froing madinah for the past few years because of some projects. Nama dia idris. Masa kak teh pi buat umrah, I was at the Oberoi hotel.

Anonymous said...

Dear KT.

I live in an apartment which is about 20 meters from Oberoi Hotel and Idris and his wife Kak Pah....oh my God...KT what a small world! I used to go to his apartment after Friday prayers in Jeddah for a home cook meal...Kak Pah will cook and invite me for lunch!

Uncle815

Kak Teh said...

salam, I have always suspected that I shouldnt be calling you uncle :)
The person you called kak pak was my classmate from primary school and idris was our form sixth mate. We met up when i was back in KL last december and we do have regular reunions. Yes, oh my God - what a small world.

Uncle said...

Dear KT.
Hey, that was a quick reply...anyway, Uncle is my nickname and being called by all my friends in secondary school year 81-85 thus the name uncle815. Rasa lebih mesra macam tu....

Ok let me stop now kalau tak, akan berlarutan nampak gayanya dan nanti orang kata, "..dah takdak orang lain ka?.." heh3...

ikanbilis said...

hello Kak Teh!

roaming around the net when election fever gone up i stumbled into your page reading nice and simple poetry and made me smile.

Anonymous said...

Amboi Kak Teh

Sedap sungguh Kak Teh bersyair!
Tu la buat semua orang sayang kat Kak Teh ni!!!!

I pun miss la zaman-zaman kena buat coverage dulu, time-time macam ni!

Kat Big Apple ni pun bahang dia ada terasa jugak!

Take care

-nani-

J.T. said...

Hello Kak Teh

I like your "syaer" and a nice way to contribute. You are right, there isn't much we can do from afar.

Hope things turn out well for the country and its people.

Pi Bani said...

Sakit gigi makan candy
Pagi-pagi dah pergi mengundi!

(I ni lebih minat pantun dua kerat dengan pembayang mengarut!)

And happy International Women's Day!

Kak Teh said...

uncle, kak teh memang dok depan PC sebab ada kerja sikit and - ada typo sikit - sepatutnya kak pah! she was a childhood friend. I think I left a comment in your blog tapi tak keluar.

ikan bilis, are you of voting age yet? It must be quite an experience and quite an atmosphere.

nani, kak teh pun dulu dok ikut politician berkempen masuk kampong keluar kampong but I got tired of the rhetorics and the promises and also the person you see campaigning was not the person you see somewhere else. I got very disillussioned. Macam sandiwara.

Zabs said...

Salam Kak Teh,

Sudah tiba hari ditunggu,
Mari dipangkah calon pilihan,
Sebelum itu fikir dahulu,
Agar tak sesal di masa depan,

Walau jauh di negeri orang,
Semangat Kak Teh dapat dirasa,
Nasihat diberi bukan sebarang,
Semoga pengundi tidak terleka.

D said...

oh bestnya baca syaer Kak teh... Dunno when the last time I read one! HaHa!! Errr.. what time do you guys start voting down in London?

Kak Teh said...

j.t., that's the least we can do but lets hope for the best - changes that can benefit everyone and not just the selected few.

pi bani,
pagi-pagi makan candy,
baguslah kalau dah mengundi.

anak bongsu anak manja,
kami sini menunggu dan lihat saja.

Kak Teh said...

zab,
masak sayur dengan tauhu,
manisan pula agar-agar,
bukan kami yang jauh tak mahu,
pengundi pos tak sempat didaftar.

banyak hidangan yang nak disaji,
makan sedikit simpan di peti
jangan janji tinggal janji,
amanat rakyat mesti ditepati.

Kak Teh said...

D,
di london tak ada polling station. Semuanya (kalau adapun) postal voters who had managed to register themselves as postal voters - and only students and government servants can do so. Even then, very unlikely that many managed to register as postal voter.
Di boleh kalau D dah daftar, bukan?

Hi&Lo said...

Kak Teh,

So clear and succinct your syair. Isn't it zen-like, minimalist?

This one going its round:

Bulan 3, 8 hb
Keluar barisan
Naik roket ke bulan
Untuk keadilan.

Kak Teh said...

Hi&Lo,
naik roket ke bulan keluar barisan and masuk keadilan - wow, that's very , very clear!

mine is too easy. Hope you are well.

Arena said...

Kak Teh.

I'm sure by now, you dah tau results pru12 kan. Shocking but interesting aint it? I am still in front of the laptop at 5 in the morning, mencari dan membaca pasal keputusan pru12. The nation has spoken..

Kak Teh said...

arena, it is indeed interesting! I didnt expect it to be this bad...tangan dan jari kak teh dah lenguh dok surf one site to another. Looking for updates. and receiving sms from friends and family back home.

Pak Tuo said...

Cincin hitam tanda diberi
Pusaka warisan tanda hormat
sudahlah tu mohonlah diri
semua setuju bentukkan perpaduan.

Mood Bagus Kak Teh.

IBU said...

Hari hari dok minum teh
Mesti teringat Kak Teh
Hari hari orang dok berleter
Jenuh menunggu dah naik letih

Kan memang bagus minum teh
Boleh ubat si cirit birit
Keputusan mengejut 'dia' tak sedih
Buat hati tambah sakit

Hmmm... tak creative langsung la seloka ibu. Sekadar melepaskan apa yg terpendam.

wonda said...

I vaguely remember a song on TV before election time in my younger days that went something like this: Undilah, undilah...

Anonymous said...

hi kak teh,
jasper couldn't have found a better mom than you. though syaz missed him too here, we knew he was meant to be yours and wan's when he walked ever so willingly into the carrier to be taken home by you. glad he had you for his mom.

(remember how he glared at me when we accidentally met after he went home with you?) i'm still convinced he was not a cat cuz he seemed to read our minds so well. he was really one-of-a kind!

jasper's step-mom

Kak Teh said...

Pak tuo,
Cincin hitam tanda diberi
Pusaka warisan tanda hormat
kita doakan perpaduan negeri
yang dilantik tepatilah amanat.

Kak Teh said...

Ibu,

Hari-hari minum teh,
jangan terlebih nanti sembelit,
jenuh menunggu sampai dah letih
bila dah tiba keputusannya perit.

Bangun pagi solat tahajud,
kalau tertidur tak boleh bangkit,
memangpun semua terkejut,
sekarang buruk baik semua nak ungkit.

(yabas ibu, syabas!)

Kak Teh said...

wonda, for one of the merdeka programmes, I interviewed an English gentleman who worked for the election commission before merdeka. When i interviewed him, he sang for me, Undilaaaaah....!

Kak Teh said...

Jasper's step-mom,
reading your comment, my tears flowed again. There;s not one day I didnt think of him. In fact, I called his name everyday. I called tabby jasper, i called snowbell jasper...
Thank you for giving him to us, he was not the most loving cat, but he took to us immediately. I remember that day he came to us in that small cage and was scared of the car ride. He had never misbehaved, not even once the whole time he was with us.
I will write a proper entry on Jasper once I can manage it without crying. Its been one year but it is still very hard.
Mother of Jasper Wan-Jalil.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! kak teh...what a shocking election result i guess and hope that there will be a wind of change, to more better Malaysia...

Kak Teh said...

danial ma, yes, lets hope that whatever changes come our way will benefit everyone. The people need to have confidence in the government and the government need to prove that they can deliver what they promised and regain public trust.

Anonymous said...

hi kak teh,
now you've got me crying ... what a cat! glad he came into our lives though like you said, he was not lovey-dovey all the time. still we luv him all the same

jasper's step-mom

Hi&Lo said...

Kak Teh,

Very touched and moved by the natural bond btwn Tabby Jasper and your family.

Sometimes, it's the 'ugly' that is more adorable.

Kak Teh said...

jasper's step-mom, jasper was a proud cat. he never took to any of the other cats that came to be with us. Even our neighbours said that he was like a kind of head poncho in the area. But he never failed to answer us when we called him, right till the end.

Hi & Lo, Jasper was an ordinary black cat given to us when Jasper's step-mom and family went back to Malaysia for good. My husband loves cats and would do anything for cats. When Jasper went missing during his last few days with us, my husband searched for him everywhere, the children were in tears and when we found him, he was so thin. I was crying when I gave him him a bath. he was too weak to protest. And the day he buried Jasper in our back yard was a very sad day.

kina said...

Pagi Sabtu pergi mengundi
Confident pangkah yang mana sudi
Lepas pukul 5 duk ketap gigi
Sampai ke pagi tak tidur lagi

Kak Teh said...

Kina,

Kak Teh di sini tidur tak lena,
melayar ke sini dan juga ke sana,
orang mengundi pilih yang mana,
sekarang dengar kata banyak yang merana.

Keluar awal takut terlepas,
tutup mata dan tarik nafas,
negeri kak teh dah jatuh kepada PAS,
harap tunaikan apa yang dilafaz!

ADIEJIN said...

lama sungguh tak tinggai komen kak oi. amboih..gambaq poster makcik blogger kat tepi tu tak tinggai no.. hehe..

Kak Teh said...

adik adiejin dok busy berkempen kut! Tak kan kak teh nak lupa poster makcik bloggers tu - that's my favourite. and for your info, the flower pot pun masih menghiasi my bookrack.

Pak Tuo said...

Kak Teh Dear,

Cincin Hitam,cincin pusaka
Diukir halus oleh Sipandai ukir
Kita berpesan anak-anak warga disana
Ilmu diselam diikat dengan pendoman

Kita berpesan anak warga disana
Cita murni , menyerah diri
Angkur itu jangan keterlaluan
Mendabik dada jangan sekali.

Mendabik dada permainan jiwa
Jiwa terasa terbenam harapan
Pernahkah anakku terdengar cerita pelipurlara
'Anak Mat Lela Gila' nama diberi

Anak Mat Lela Gila nama diberi
Penulis mentor pusaka bangsa
Perjuangan itu Perjuangana hakiki
Untung laba bukan pencarian.

Untung laba mainan kiraan
Punca segala salah keajaipan
Tak salah kira menmuji diri
Asalkan pandai kita berkiasan.

Wassalam Kak Teh.

svllee said...

Hello kak teh, what you wrote is real sweet !

Kak Teh said...

pak tuo,
Sungguh pandai Pak Tuo bermadah,
kak teh baca di pagi hari,
berseloka berpantun kerja tak sudah,
indahnya bahasa kita sendiri.

steven,
love it, love it! meet up for tea some time?

I am Ann said...

salam kak teh. ann tinggal dekat ngan zurich, tiga jam from geneva. kalau kak teh mai switz, jom lah singgah zurich.

Kak Teh said...

ann, oh rupanya di zurich. A few years ago i was in Zurich - in Rapperswil, to be exact - so so beautiful. Tapijauh pulak dari Geneva. Tengoklah macam mana plannya, ya?

pps, ann, are you the same ann that left me a messsage in my other entry on Alor Setar?

Hi&Lo said...

Kak Teh,

Perhaps you can come up with a seloka on the following:

Janji pembankang minyak akan turun harga jika mereka dapat memerintah.

Minyak gamat dari Kedah, minyak buah pala dari Penang, minyak cap kapak dari Perak, minyak urut dari Kelantan dan minyak rambut dari Selangor semua dah turun.

Kak Teh said...

hi & lo
Ini dia padahnya janji,
nak turun harga minyak jika jadi,
orang pun berduyun-duyun keluar mengundi,
kerana nak harga minyak yang rendah sekali.

Bila dah menang barulah ketara,
rupanya betul turunnya harga,
minyak gamat dah murah semula,
minyak rambut dan minyak buah pala!

Semua orang dengar berita,
dapat sms dan ym juga,
minyak cap kapak beberapa sen saja,
bolehkah nak guna dalam tanki kereta?

Itulah pengundi dengarlah nasihat,
jangan melulu dengar calon berdebat,
tanya dulu minyak apa yang terlibat,
minyak masak ka atau minyak urat??