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Pantun by offspring of an ex-mufti (with translation)

August 23, 2019

* Rafidah: how long are we going to use crutches? 

Pantun oleh anak seorang ex mufti

 

Bumi Bertuah

Bumi bertuah hasilnya mewah
Tuan rumah melangut di kedai kopi
Malas bekerja dijualnya tanah
Untung secupak hidung pun tinggi

Bila untung mereka kawin lagi
Sorang tak cukup cari tiga lagi
Secupak kini tinggal dicelah gigi

Kongsi rumah di bumi bertuah
Tapi tuan rumah malas bangun pagi
Pergi kerja seminggu sekali
Malam pula dengar ceramah maki-maki

Gaji besar pun tak cukup lagi
Disamun disebat tak sedar diri
Tiap-tiap tahun pergi haji
Maka syurga pun dia gerenti

Habis dijual tanah sendiri
Tak cukup tanah dijualnya maruah
Anak muda merempit dan hisap dadah
Habis semua jadi sampah

Ostard dan mufti suka berpecah
Puak itu puak ini semua salah
Setiap hari buat kerja dakwah
Ostard makin mewah umat makin parah

Duduk melepak di kedai janda
Bergebang soal aurat wanita
Cukup masa ke masjid solat isya
Baca Quran tak faham apa

Hati bernanah penuh hasad dengki
Dendam kesumat benci membenci
Terlalu malas nak berdikari
Nak bertongkat sampai mati

Tongkat dibeli dari Cina
Dibuat pula oleh India
Tuan rumah makan tidur saja
Beralah tidak, cuma tak berguna

Translation …

Poem by offspring of a former religious scholar

 

Amazing Land

Amazing land, its produce abundant
Owner hangs out at the coffee shop
Lazy to work, sells his land
A coconut shellful of profit, lifts nose high in the air

When they’ve profit they marry again
One ain’t enough, look for three more
The shellful now left fills gaps of teeth

Share house on amazing land
But owner is lazy to rise in the morn
Go to work once a week
But at night go listen to hate speech

High salary still ain’t enough
Plunder and steal without conscience
Every year go perform the Hajj
Hence heaven he’s guaranteed

All his land he has sold
No more land to sell, sell dignity
Young children waste time and take drugs
In the end all become trash

Religious guru and scholar love to destroy
This and that everything is wrong
Every day preach and evangelise
More religious gurus, more people led astray

Sit and loaf at the widow’s shop
Talk idly of covering of women’s bodyparts
When time’s up to the mosque for evening prayer
Read the Quran but don’t understand anything

Wicked heart filled with envy and malice
It’s all vengeance and grudge and hate
Too lazy to become self-reliant
Need walking-stick* for support till death

Walking-stick bought from China
But it was made in India
The owner only eats and sleeps
Give it up never, just be useless

*crutches

Source: OutSyed The Box http://syedsoutsidethebox.blogspot.com/2019/08/pantun-bumi-bertuah-oleh-anak-seorang.html

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