The Sweetness of Life, A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

Today I was given an assignment by my mother to write either a poem or a story using one of the proverbs from my English book.

The Sweetness of Life

Though you’d flown far,
And your wings are tired,
Your throat has gone dry,
And the food has expired.

Through the chilly rain,
And the burning desert,
Across the strong blizzard,
That makes you exhausted.

Even if you fall down,
Hard onto the ground,
Hurting your backbone,
But do not wear a frown.

Look on the bright side,
There’s a river beside you,
To quench your thirst,
Becoming as good as new.

Whatever that happens,
Whatever you’re facing,
Remember, every cloud,
Has a silver lining.

Bersih 3.0 Violence – The End Justifies The Means?

Below are comments sent to my big sister’s blog post entitled, ‘Bersih 3.0… A peaceful demonstration?

  1. ‘Tell us why a police car ran into the crowd …a boy has been warded because of this….how dare you twist the story…how much did they pay you?’
  2. ‘were you there AA … why are you lying about things you did not see….everything was peaceful until police started gassing people…peaceful marchers….you are typical BN …just put your side of pictures on the media…LIARS..I was there. The police were the thugs.’

Aren’t the comments rude?

My big sister is 14 years old, she doesn’t work for BN and she is not a BN member, so why should BN paid her?

Bersih is fighting for a clean and free election, something like freedom of speech.

So if my big sister thinks that some of the Bersih 3.0’s demonstrator were rude, they should respect her opinion.

It is alright not to agree but do it nicely like the comment I received from ‘formalaysia’:

‘Dear Ahmad, I know you that from your post you have been reading the newspapers, but just to let you know, they are all biased. If you want to know the real truth, please read online newspapers like The Malaysian Insider and Malaysiakini which give an unbiased view on what happened. Crowd only became angry after excessive tear-gas and water cannon, and protestors overturned the police car because they THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS PINNED UNDERNEATH. So, don’t be fooled by some of the adults. XD’

If they said that police was brutal, why should they too act violently?

As the proverb says, two wrongs don’t make a right.

Videos clearly showed that the violent attacks by the demonstrators caused the accident, so they should accepted the fact and not blamed others; truth has no answer.

And there is no fool like an old fool, the adults should behaved like how adults should and not doing bad things, follow their anger, shouting bad words and act violently.

Please click the links below for photos and videos of Bersih 3.0 rude and violent scenes:

  1. Bersih 3.0:In Videos-Police Brutality?/Video-Keganasan Polis?

  2. Videos-Bersih 3.0 Riot Instigated By Anwar and Azmin?( Video-Anwar dan Azmin Signal Rempuh Dataran Merdeka?)

  3. Photos And Videos of Bersih 3.0 Riot (Gambar dan Video Rusuhan Bersih 3.0)

  4. Bersih 3.0 – As Peaceful As Promised?

Another proverb says, if you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid 100 days of sorrow.

I don’t agree with the end justifies the means because crime doesn’t pay so it’s no use to do bad things for any reason.

As you sow, so shall you reap, everybody who broke the rules during Bersih 3.0 should accept that they should be punished.

Bersih organisers should look before they leap, they should think of what would happen before starting a huge street demonstration.

And they must be responsible for the safety of their demonstrators and the violent actions by their demonstrators.

Wisdom is better than strength, the pen is mightier than the sword.

And all that glitters is not gold, a total freedom is not that good, at least for me 🙂

The Adventure of Hanianon (Episode 4 The Hard Day Part 2)

Written And Illustrated By: Ahmad Ali

 (Please click here for Episode Three.)

   By the time Kalapaga was defeated by the Jupron, Calovinia was attacked by Pompipom. The castle was destroyed and both the prince and the king were killed. Only 21 people survived the attack. 

   In Calovinia, if both the prince and king were dead, all the Uanufs will become knights and there will be no king until one of them does something really great for the country. So, Uanuf Ali became a knight and known as Sir Ali. Sir Hanianon adopted him and took care of him.

   The next day, Sir Ali found an artifact. He took it to Sir Hanianon and asked him what was it. Sir Hanianon gasps when he saw the artifact. It was the great Legendary Muffin! Sir Hanianon took the Legendary Muffin to the Relosolt Orsest forest and put it in a magical bowl.

   Back at the castle, Sir Ali saw an Arguay and a Brotosh army attacked one of the knights of Calovinia. He realised that the Arguays and the Brotosh had betrayed them. He told the knights about it and told them to be careful.

The Relosolt Orsest forest. 

   “If only we can change the tree’s green leaves to grey, we can easily hide in the leaves without being seen by our enemies,” said Sir Burma. Sir Ali answered, “Well my brother, a leopard can’t change its spots”. All of the sudden, Sir Burma said, “I think I should attack King Antire of Jupron.” Sir Ali looked at him saying, “Well, better look before you leap, or you might get into trouble.”

   Sir Burma turned to the knights of Calovinia and said loudly, “Birds of a feather flock together! So, to battle we go!” And off the went to Jupron to attack King Antire. The Jupron armies were very strong and they almost defeated the Calovinian.  Suddenly the Alustaqims reached the battlefield and with their help, the Calovinians defeated the Jupron.

   King Antire was very angry and  he shouted, “I’ll wi…” But before he could finish his sentence, Sir Hanianon went in and said, “Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. We won’t kill you and we’ll be giving you something precious but only if you’ll become our ally. King Antire had no choice but to agree with the offer. Anyway, his people did not agree with the agreement.

   Sir Hanianon then gave the king three diamonds and two hundred gold coins. King Antire was not happy because he wanted something more precious but Sir Ali said, “Well, beggars cannot be choosers and be happy with what you have.”

To be continued.