Malaysiakini Letter

The Doctor

A Very Proud Malaysian  |  Published:  |  Modified:


Who is this man?
Revered like a nobleman
A superhero they say
Has more fans than Swift
The Legend of Legends

Who is this doctor?
United a nation at its darkest hour
Freed us from fear
Brought justice overnight

I resent this doctor
Makes me want to file my taxes immediately
Makes me abhor bribes and corruption
Forces me to work harder
Makes me punctual for work

I dislike this doctor
Making bosses work for their employees
Making businesses sweat for their customers
Making civilians “United, Loyal, In Service”
Having citizens run back to this motherland

I doubt this doctor…
Taking the fun out of doing evil things
Making me accountable 
of myself
Making me believe in myself
Making me embrace differences

I envy the Doctor
over Oppression
Uniting over Dividing
Inspiring over
Creation over destruction
Equality over Disparity
Giving over Taking

I am curious 
of The Doctor
How did he pull off the greatest stunt in history?
How does he make a 20-year old look lethargic?
How does he make me euphoric of what we did?
How does it get me off my indolent self?

Is The Doctor be for real?
The Godfather, Andy Dufresne, Goodfellas
Makes me decent to a beggar on the street
Transforms me from ignorant to informed

The Doctor is not a hero
He is just Leo’s Mona
He is just Michael’s Pieta
He is just Schubert’s Ave
He is just Stan’s Ironman
He is just Malaysia’s Chedet

He is Human
He makes me Human

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.


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