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Duduknya bertelut di kaki sejadah,
kelompangan jiwanya makin terasa;
Di manakah letak duduknya dirinya
dalam saujana kurnian-Nya?

Omelan hati kecilnya
menggoncang tiang fikirannya,
mengacah pendiriannya,
mengganggu gugah resolusinya;
Begitu lemah diri insan sahaya

Ratapnya atas kehinaan dirinya;
Jauh rasanya dari rahmat Tuhan;
Kecelaruan antara nafsu dan rasional
semakin mengusut di sudut hati

Lepaskanlah aku dari belenggu ini;
Aku ingin kembali ke pangkuan-Mu,
berdamping dengan-Mu,
membelai kasih-Mu,
mengucup rahmat-Mu,
memeluk redha-Mu,
menatap cahaya-Mu,
aku hanyalah hamba-Mu yang kerdil dan lemah.

note: this is a Malay puisi, and is religiously-themed. Only my second Malay poem with a religious theme. I have yet to write English ones in this genre.


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