The wait for freedom from colonial hands
Was long indeed; it just remained a hope.
The Master held his grip in many lands.
His mighty empire stretched across the globe.
But World War Two became the watershed;
For us, in peace, not war, was freedom gained;
While others had to fight with much blood bled,
Against their foreign lords whose rule remained.
We’re free! What lies beyond for me and you? Suppression gone, a better life ahead?
It will depend on leaders good and true,
To chart the way to put us in good stead.
May all of us be blessed by God above;
Unite we must, with mutual trust and love!
By Cheah Sin Chye, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.