BERKIBARLAH GARUDAKU

29 12 2010
Dua hari sebelum tutup tahun 2010, Senayan, Jakarta
Pemandangan dahsyat terpatri dalam memori
Peristiwa nyata yang langka terjadi
Spartanisme sejati membuatku bangga

Garuda yang sedang patah sayapnya,
mencoba terbang guna menghempas Harimau Malaya

Bendera nasional berkibar, atribut Nusantara dipancangkan
Pekik terompet, dentuman drum serta teriakan yel-yel saling bersahutan
Mengalun bagai harmoni kehidupan

Lenyap sejenak kondisi nan kelam
Tubuh coklat, putih, kuning, hitam
Mata bulat, mata tipis
Segenap perbedaan mampu ditepis

Semangat menyergap, adrenalin menyalak
Gelora membuncah, terbius eforia...benar-benar gila !

Lautan manusia beragam suku datang
sejak pagi hingga malam menjelang
Mewakili setiap penjuru Ibu Pertiwi
nuansa Merah berkelindan dengan rona Putih
Mereka berduyun menuju Stadion Utama GBK
menjemput impian yang tak pernah sirna

Kalah-Menang adalah kenyataan
Mungkin belum waktunya juara
Meski aku harap inilah saatnya
Bertarunglah para pahlawan !

Pesta ini milik semua, bukan hanya segelintir punggawa di atas sana
Tua, muda...pria, wanita
Kaum berada dan tak berpunya
Semua melebur jadi satu
demi negeri bernama INDONESIA




About a Friend

27 12 2010

For you mortals, great and small. Of any colors, shapes & characters…let’s make our stand. Taste the warmth while you can. Embrace all moments, rise and fall.

From my life-chapter not so long ago, emerge the memory of one good human being. That sporty lady, she walked on earth like an open book. Spread her knowledge, talents & joy for the living. So the others around her would together glow.

Despite our differences, we had freely communicate through the language of music, written words and visual. About life, human stories, rights, wrongs, dreams…spiced up with laughter and sillyness.

Once she reminded me with simple allusion, as if that’s okay to be imperfect. She wrote, “We’re not weirdos. We are unique in our own way.”

Two weeks before she left, we met and chatted over several issues during two hours. Of that, must I be grateful. Given such luxurious chance even for just a while. I believe God speaks in mysterious style.

In the age of instant social media, daily conversation becomes almost border-free & easy. Now we ‘meet’ someone on the digital web, tomorrow that same person might exit the final gate. No passport, no visa, no ticket. Guess it’s the irony of technology.

 

Her sudden demise makes me wonder:

Time is just a frame, wherein we the mortals shall create meaningful works by every mean. Before the moment of departure arrives.

She was 26. Another proof, age is just a number. It’s our deeds which resonate, people will remember.

If only there’s a special device to reach the land of unknown (due to my obsession w/ sci-fi & fantasy)…untold expression could be shown. I need not a reply, for this is a one-way tweet. To her I would say:

“Adieu ejt. Thanks a bunch for being a smart-creative-honest friend. You’re gone too soon. But your messages and vibrant energy have affected many souls, including mine. Rest in peace & smile. Forever young, see you on the otherside !!!”