"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Bang A Drum For My Country

I've had just enough time to...   bang a drum for my country.

Taken in a shopping complex in KL where the audience are mesmerized by the banging of drums.

My voice is stifled
But my heart bleeds
It bangs loudly
But the air is stilled
It carries nothing
Of how we feel…

So I bang on a drum!

I bang it loud to take my shout
I bang it soft to mourn our grief
I bang it slow to gather our pride
I bang it quick to hasten the pace
And the sound carries the roof
To the city below
And the citizens look up
And stamp their feet
And the uproar rose through the land
“Equality for all in our motherland!”


I called upon my brother
Just the other day
He said, "John I'm gonna
Die if I don't start to live again"

I work each day and night like clockwork
Just tryin' to make ends meet
I could kick this bad world's ass
If I could just get on my feet

I'd bang a drum for the dyin'
Bang a drum for the truth
Bang a drum for the innocence
Lost in our youth

Bang a drum, bang it loudly
Or as soft as you need
Bang a drum for you brother
And a drum for me

- Bov Jovi


  1. It is sad but there is no equality in my country. How can there be freedom if there is no equality? Election is just round the corner and racial politics is being played up everywhere. I entreat all Malaysian to vote and to vote for fairness if nothing else. Today you may be the one enjoying the "benefits" but if you are not deemed as for them, you'll be treated unfairly next. The politicians that does not practice fairness towards all will not treat you fairly when it suits them. It is just that simple. Forget about all the promises. Judge the politicians by their deeds and past records. Vote as if your life depends on it for it does.

    Love the light, shadows, POV and composition of your photo!! Your words are very wise my friend. When it comes to politicians, always watch what they do. . . NOT what they say, as the two are quite different.

    ★garageismi and dodagp added this photo to their favorites.

    Striking image,Thou,to get your message across !!!
    Mighty your verses seeking justice and equality my friend.
    I can clearly hear the drum sounds,hope they can reach the desired destination ...
    Have a happy Saturday my friend

    ★henrhyde added this photo to her favorites.
    Wonderful, captivating imagery.
    Also very talented and expressive poetry.
    Very well written and -------- heard !

    great angle! beautiful mood

    ★brdonovan, i_still_believe_in_u, and marinela 2008 added this photo to their favorites.

    marinela 2008
    Excellent scene !
    Have a good Sunday !

    ★Sakia Rafique added this photo to her favorites.

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

    ★ho.ge added this photo to her favorites.
    an extraordinary beautiful shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This photo was invited and added to the PHODDÁSTICA!!! ® group.
    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

    ★Kooklamou - MA., USA added this photo to her favorites.
    Wonderful in image and in words. Good luck, my friend.


  2. No_budgεt and OCEANIABLU added this photo to their favorites.

    Your blog and this precious photo is a great way of making your message be heard...let the drums beat on...politicians,politics...game of hypocracy...of hypocritants.

    ...about your comment of luck:my message,Hemingway's message is that,don't take luck with you,just create it...not easy yet ...


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