Let There Be Light

Written by: Mohammad Yamin

Ignite your heart and let there be light
When darkness of lust ushers love and peace take flight
The claws of wars and strife maul the face of mankind
Termite of time swallows the soul and mind

Souls are blackened with pretence and lies
The colorful rainbow vanishing from skies, ugliness thrives
The demon of greed let loose, multiplies
The ravaging of earth being witnessed by skies

Let us harness the wild horse of desires
Life is short build no empires
Listen O you! Mubaraks, Gaddafis, Saddams and likes
Repent before the mighty hand of Providence strikes

Cyrus, Caesar and Alexander’s might
All vanished and nowhere in sight
Their pomp, grandeur, diamonds and gold
Perished, robbed, squandered and sold

Why then rob, steal and store
Insatiable lust wanting more and more
The glamour of wealth you so much adore 
Vanishes through the other door
 
The edifice of your political power, your strength
Your greed and lust going to any length
Have sealed the destiny of all oppressed
Frail, embittered, forlorn, depressed 

You caterers of misery, anguish and sorrow
Known tyrants of history tomorrow
Those that rely on shrewdness and cunning 
Those that natures calls keep shunning

The wealth of the nation, a trust treat
Listen to what sense and sanity entreat 
Ignite your heart with the flame of love and care
Spare the nation from anguish and despair
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Sintra, Portugal July 22, 2012