For Those in Sorrow:

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. (Carl Jung)

How true it is that sadness and sorrow is a vital part in our life. Just like Carl Jung said, some one will be impossible to feel happy and to know what happiness is without experiencing sadness and sorrow. However, I’m sure too many people around the world are not possible to live a good life. For many the bad luck is brought by some forces beyond their control.

This new beginning of 2009 has been tainted by more violence in Gaza  both by Israel and Palestine and it brings more sorrows and sadness to many innocent people. If we look around, food crisis is still dominating the scenes of many poor countries, especially some part of Africa and Asia. Housing crisis, unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse and the list will go on. They are still robbing many people from having a balance and contented life…………

I wrote this poem dedicated for many of those who are in sorrow in this beginning of the New Year.


Moonlight glimmers

Softly it brightens the dark night

Troubled soul whispers

Deep down inside this heart


Drown in the dark of night

Can anyone run away?

Blinded by the daylight

At night this mind’s fully awake


Can someone find peace?

This sorrow refuses to hide

The heart’s flooded by grief

It hurts even more at night


Moonlight glimmers

Refuses to sooth the torn

This sorrow is endless           

The moon and stars scorn


 Same Poem in Indonesian:

Tangisan Jiwa

Temaran sinar bulan

Lembut membasuh maya pada

Jauh dilubuk angan

Pikiran ini menguak jiwa


Tenggelam diikegelapan malam ini

Bisakah insan melarikan diri?

Buta mata ini disorotan mentari

Terungkap hati ini digelap hari


Bisakah insan cari damai

Jerit hati enggan sembunyi

Jiwa ini merintih merantai

Semakin pedih dimalam hari


Temaran sinar bulan

Tidak membasuh angan

Pedih hati tak terobatkan

Bulan dan bintang mentertawakan