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Are You Jealous?

A poem by Mohan Ambikaipaker

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What of cake —

What is it to you?

What is mine is mine.

What is yours is yours.

 

What of vaccines —

What is it to you?

What is life is life.

What is death is death.

 

What of voice —

What is owed to you?

What is right is right.

What is wrong is wrong.

 

What of name —

Who are you?

What is known is known.

What is unknown is unknown.

 

What of creation —

Anything to do with you?

What your right hand possesses is mine.

What your left hand possesses is mine.

 

What of freedom —

What use is that to you?

What is a palace is a palace.

What is a prison is a prison.

 

Mohan Ambikaipaker is a Malaysian academic working at Tulane University in the US

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loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
29 Apr 2021 9.04am

Ambikaipaker is fortunate – he is an academic in the US.
So the long arm of the Malaysian law can’t reach him….

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