Monday, July 16, 2007

Tun Mahathir & Tun Hasmah
A Couple Whom We Adore

By Jennifer Guan

We are gathered here this very day
in celebration of a couple dear
a couple who in love unite
are seldom cross and hardly fight.

To a couple who bring joy to all
and made it better day by day
may happiness surround the both of you
that is our wish for you.

For years you’ve lead our country
through sunny days and rainy ones too
leadership never failing, lending a hand to many
you’ve changed lives, becoming an inspiration.

The strength and courage you had to use everyday
regardless of what others might say
steadfast and determined, you lead our way
making sure that young people like us won’t go astray.

For every loving thing that you both
have done and continue to do
manifests the essence of which we are all apart
if angels on earth were to come true
I’m sure God must have given that duty to you.

For your love has left an imprint here
then so will we, the young ones, strive to keep it there
your words of wisdom will be in our thoughts
In what we do, in what we see
and in the decisions we make.

As we grow older things must change
but they don’t always have to end
even though its different now
the values you showed us, apply just the same
All we need is to remember what we’ve learnt
so that mistakes aren’t made again.

Being young and untainted
we know that we have much more to learn
to grow, to hope and to give
we’ll make this vow that though it’ll be hard
we’ll go on with a smile and play every card.

To give all we can, to help others
and most importantly to share the love
for we’ll ask for strength we don’t have
from the One above.

And for all that you’ve given us
in this home we share
we’ll remember to care, remember to feel
and no matter what happens
our home will heal.

I’m sure you’ve heard it all before
how there can never be enough words
to thank you for your deeds
we will pay you back in kinder deeds
by not forgetting what you both have given us
for appreciating the changes you’ve made
in such we are proud to have this place called home.

There are few who are so lucky
to have the things, the both of you do
companionship and friendship
and loving feelings too.

May this love you both share
for each other, and for the people of our homeland
shine like a beacon
a guide for all the rest.

Thus, we humbly wish these pleasures
will last forevermore
for we know that you will ever be
a couple whom we adore.

July 11, 2007


The above poem was dedicated to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. It was recited by Jennifer at the Tuns’ birthday luncheon in Putrajaya on July 11, 2007.

Jennifer, 19, is an active member of the Young Acheiver’s Club. She is now awaiting her A level results and hopes to pursue medicine.

She had visited Iraq to witness the plight of the children in that war-torn country. She had also represented the children of Malaysia for an international children media conference in Brazil. Apart from that, she has taken part in many charitable events and hopes to be able to continue to do so in the future.

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