My Praise To The Man

by Patrick Liew on September 22, 2014

A special tribute to Mr. Lee Kuan Yew on his 91st birthday

He ended a dark era
Of punitive oppression
From Reds’ destruction
He salvaged this nation.
Harnessing his strong will
Foresight and wisdom
He gathered valiant men and women
To build a new home.
Their resources were scarce.
Their lives, unspeakably hard.
Unflinching, daring, selfless, caring
He led them to press on and claim
Lasting peace for our motherland.
The red dot on the map
Is tiny but mighty!
The world witnessed its transformation
From third world
To first world nation.
He subdued the abuse of power
He made perils and upheavals a thing of the past
In its place — stability
Robust growth for economy and society.

This year he’s 91
Basking in the golden sun
A wise man, slow and feeble
Bequeaths a life-long legacy
For you and me.
Because he made a choice
To stand for liberty
Today we walk the streets—Free!
Free from danger and fear
Free to be the best we can be
Free to enjoy a good life
And to build a bright future
For our generations down the line.

Mr. Lee, to you I give
My profound gratitude and praise
You took it upon you
To make this country a better place.

Leaders of different nations
Come to seek your wisdom
Scholars come to learn
Politicians take a pensive look
Singapore is a world leader and exemplar
Because of you.

To a great man, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew
I am perpetually indebted.
I shall carry forth this love for country
Until my death bed.

Live Long, Live Strong
I bid you well.
Thank God for you,
Mr. Lee Kuan Yew!


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