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A Year Ago on 916…

Posted by ella-mae on September 17, 2008

With all the excitement surrounding DSAI’s 916: How could I have forgotten what happened on September 16th last year? On 916 a year ago, Nurin Jazlin Jazimin’s lifeless body was found stuffed in a bag left in front of a shop. While her parents and loved ones mourn her lost, her killer is still out there: free to torture and kill more children.

How many more children do we have to lose before you begin doing your job, PDRM? How many more Sharlinies and Asmawis have to go missing before you start doing something? How many more Lai Ying Xins have to die before you stop serving your political masters and perform your duty as you have pledged to the people the people of Malaysia?

Children of the Shadows

(For All the Lost Children)

What sentinels watch over us, the lost,
who fly as shadows
What vengeful archangels take wing,
keeping account of everything,
While we are bound to life
between two earthly planes?
While only tragedy and emptiness remains?

What empty rhetoric has drowned the cost
in vapid shallows,
Simplistic terms for everything,
leaving the poison in the sting,
While our remembered life
still bears the bloody stains?
For sometimes justice lies, when love has severed veins.

Where were the ones who always cared for us-
when we were screaming?
The ones who kissed away our pain,
kept us amused through weeks of rain,
Taught us about the Father, Son and Holy Ghost?
Where did the grownups go, when we needed them most?

Where were the strong ones, who were there for us
when we were dreaming;
Who saved us when nightmares lashed the rein,
banished the monsters once again,
Who told us of guardian angels;
all the Heavenly Host?
And where is justice, when the world needs it the most?

Away with your rhetoric, and legends born to save.
No-one can help those crying out beyond the grave.


8 Responses to “A Year Ago on 916…”

  1. erniejean said

    Thanks Ella Mae for remembering little Nurin.

    I read about yet another brutal death of the 16 year old girl, and I know that we def need a new leader more than ever now, one who can spearhead the reforms in our internal security system…where they catch the criminals rather than old men and women.

  2. ella-mae said

    ya, that’s lai ying xin. the girl was a good student and she was working part time when she was abducted. poor thing.

  3. Madame said

    Thank you for keeping her spirit alive and the long forgotten quest for justice!

  4. nhzmy said

    Erniejean, as developed as America is and as efficient and well-equipped their police force is, they too, face with cold-case files, which means the bad guy has never or not yet been caught for a long time. And I am sure, every country face the same problem too. If all the people in these countries thought that they should change leader everytime they face with cold-case files, what would become of the world?

    Don’t confuse your political mindset with crime. Think with your mind, not your heart.

  5. ella-mae said

    err Nhzmy, i don’t recall any of the Dandelions compared Malaysia to the US. The focal point here is: we never had to put up with so many tragedies as we have had to lately. As the gomen uses the police for its own political agenda, the crime rate has rocketed. Ever had one of your loved ones brutally murdered?? Some years ago, two members of my immediate family were brutally slaughtered — one died and another never recovered from the ordeal. You will never know how to feel until u go through it yourself.

  6. erniejean said

    Your couldn’t have said it any better Ella Mae 🙂

  7. ihateidiots said

    Alas, the world forgets too easily…I didn’t realise it was one year ago already that Nurin was found dead…a good reminder of how ‘effecient’ our police personell is.

  8. lulu bag said

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