Eventhough your favouritism irks us so,
When scholarships, PRs, to the undeserving go.
Eventhough your drivers are reckless and mad,
They drive too fast, too slow, and just plain bad.
Eventhough to you corruption sticks like a flea,
We've all seen the cops and their duit kopi.
Eventhough your people are rude and thoughtless,
They litter and spit like it's nobody's business.
Eventhough your politicians hold less than your average ape,
Bickering about how tudungs decrease rape.
Eventhough your values are conservative and Asian,
Banning all under the sun but Siti Nurhaliza and Raihan.
Eventhough your education system is the work of harebrained fools,
Students forget all the moment they leave school.
Eventhough your streets are as safe as a loon with a dagger,
Everyone's just waiting for the next senseless murder.
Eventhough your prices go up high, high, higher still,
Petrol now costs more than the cars it fills.
Eventhough we are seen as Malay, Chinese, Indian, or Lain-lain,
Melayu babi, Cinakueh, Aneneh - all good-natured humour, no need to refrain.
But we love you still, flaws and all,
Land of Manglish and the mamak stall.
Let us not just use our mouths,
But our heads and hearts,
Till death do we part.
(Views expressed above are not neccessarily my own - Happy Merdeka Day to all!)