The Premier That Was

The Premier That Was

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimension: 92cm x 92cm
Year: 2009
In Collection of Wei Ling Art Gallery
 
listen my friends,
the story of a “kampung boy”
who wore a panda mask of the east
… to mould the native mind
 
…he shifted time,
changed the clock half of an hour fast
and spoke of a religion
so unique in mind and soul
 
he spoke of a freedom
…and strewn fine threads
that held us all…
tight and strong
 
his memory erased the memory
…of the long tusked one
and history was no more
what we thought it was then after
 
Good man stay out, the bad stay in
the few who were different
sat within the walls of a detention camp
in the land of grace and tin ore
 
Go London, go Siam
but the land of the amazing eagle
is the other home
for this Friday born
 
 
is it the calmness of that land
or the eeriness of its night sky
…or does it hold a mystery
that he knows, not us at all
 
some say he is not ruled by the law
some say he is the law
some feel he made the law
…yet no one knows what is the law
 
within the mind of an orator
within the trader of all kinds
within the breathe of every man
…he stood with a vision so far
 
it is still here, he had already left the field
and the little globe
that he presented to the children of time
only God knows what it has done
 
…all praise to the mighty One…

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August 5, 2015