Marini Budiarti


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Poem originally written in Indonesian by Chairil Anwar.

If my time has come
I don't want anyone to beg
Not even you
I don't need that sniveling!
I'm but a wild animal
Exiled even from his own group
Even if bullets pierce my skin
I will still enrage and attack
Wounds and poison I'll take running
Until the pain leaves
And I will care even less
I want to live a thousand more years

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