WHO ARE THE VIRUS?

WHO ARE THE VIRUS?
Oleh Said Muniruddin

Sampah kita buang sembarangan
Limbah kita aliri ke selokan-selokan
Asap kendaraan telah gelap jadi awan
Plastik tak terurai penuhi timbunan

Tumbuhan kita semprot pestisida
Makanan kita balur zat kimia
Ikan kita jaring membabi buta
Binatang kita tangkap saban rimba

Tambang dan industri, asal ada becking berdiri
Hutan dibabat dan bakar tiap hari
Bumi dikeruk tanpa henti
Racun mengalir kesana-sini

I wonder, who are the virus:
is it Corona or you?

Di Yaman, anak-anak mati kurus
Di Syam, orang-orang lehernya putus
Di Libya, mancanegara cari fulus
Bom dan peluru adidaya laku terus

I wonder, who are the real killer:
is it Corona or you?

I also wonder, what is a cure for all of these:
a pandemic death or lockdowning your greed?

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Banda Aceh, 03 April 2020

BACA: PUISI-PUISI SAID MUNIRUDDIN LAINNYA (POEMS)

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