SPM LITERATURE COMPONENT, POEM: FORM 4



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In the Midst of Hardship
Latiff Mohidin

At dawn they returned home
their soaky clothes torn
and approached the stove
their limbs marked by scratches
their legs full of wounds
but on their brows
there was no sign of despair

The whole day and night just passed
they had to brave the horrendous flood                   
in the water all the time
between bloated carcasses
and tiny chips of tree barks
desperately looking for their son’s
albino buffalo that was never found

They were born amidst hardship
and grew up without a sigh or a complaint
now they are in the kitchen, making
jokes while rolling their cigarettes leaves

                                    Translated by
                                    Salleh Ben Joned





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