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Summary: The poem reviews our era generated by presidents turned out, while aiming to find the perfect leadership Indonesia deserves.
Part I: The Founding Father
When people felt hopeless,
Struggling through the pain for many years,
Came a man with hopes
A man with visions and characters;
The man who fought for freedom,
The man who sacrificed,
The man who made dreams come true– the dream of freedom,
The man who made the nation grow like a beard.
But, when everything seemed right and harmonized,
Problem of ideology followed, came to the ground;
The problem that changed everything;
The problem that made the man fall from his command.
Part II: The Dictator
A man who served for his nation,
Rising as an army killed the entire traitor.
A pride war hero of his country,
The man rose for his reign.
When construction done in the every corner of country,
Made him a father of construction;
Build a lot of changes in the nation;
The country became tiger in Asian.
When the nation grown
A global crisis occurred.
Thirty- four years ruling.
Making the only dictator fell from his crown.
Part III: The Descendant One
When the reform began in beloved country,
All rose against the tyrant regime.
A man shown becomes the new ruler.
The descendant one risen.
When the descendant one ruled,
Other nation felt brave to harm the beloved nation
Another country fell free to claim,
Claim for the land of Timor
Part IV: The Relaxed One
Being elected to rule the country,
The new leader with a lot sense of humor;
The relaxed one brought peace to the country.
Peace and liberty to every religion.
When masses of modifications done.
Policy became controversial.
An army marched to presidential palace.
The leader with short pants fell with relaxed.
Part V: The Lady
A brave lady daughter of the first,
The vice who became the new leader,
Substituting to the old failure,
Made changes but, also followed by failure.
It came when she stabilized the economy.
It came when Commission for Corruption made.
But, it came when state’s assets were sold.
Not yet reached the end of the power the lady had to fall.
Part VI: The Better One
The first leader elected by his own people.
The man who fought against corruption
Stabilizing economy in the first decade
Four years serving with excellent achievement
A man with a great leadership and responsibility,
The next four years shown the truth,
A great man with a bad faction,
Corruption on the inside showed its quality
The time when the great leader power was nearly end.
A great leader who served for two decade,
Eight years he served and made many of transforms to us.
And it was the fall of a great leader and his factions.
Part VII Closing: Finding a Perfect Leader
When time has come, the time for changes,
One had fallen and one must rise.
Looking for the new and perfect leader to serve the country,
A man who could make tiger in Asia serves well.
There’s a man with his horse.
There’s a man with squared-motive shirt
There’s a man with mud-flow problem.
There’s a man with his guitar.
When it came to choose, it became difficult.
Choose for the next four years.
A better leader is hard to find.
Shall the best be the victory.
Word Count: 543
Langston Hughes. (1943).Freedom’s Plow. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/freedom-s-plow/
Langston Hughes. (1938). Let America be America Again Retrieved April 22, 2014, from http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/let-america-be-america-again/
Zulfikar Fauzi who corrected my grammar