For My Child

By Raudah Mohd Yunus
Freelance Writer- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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That forever you’ll be noble, and that you must swear...

My Child,

So much joy I had, to see you grow

Words can’t describe, eyes can’t know

Through tears and laughter, with proud I glow

Time’s too fast, why can’t it be slow?


When you begin to ask, I start to fear

That you might learn falsehood, at people you jeer

Between good and bad, it has to be clear



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Oh you must have dignity, do not succumb to your peer!

I do not worry if you won’t be rich

For money can be earned, wealth can be built

Happiness will be lost if kinship you ditch

Who cares about luxury, if your life is without guilt?


I don’t care too, if you don’t get to Yale

Neither do I worry, if in exams you fail

Education has no meaning if your heart is frail

To love the unfortunate, for virtue should prevail


Forget about looks, for beauty is only skin deep

Ignore the crowd, and all that is cheap

Stand up tall, your self-worth you must keep

With honesty and patience, success you will reap


My child,


Happiness is surely, what all look for

But to get its taste you’ve got to win the war

The world will deceive you, comfort it will pour

With strength and wisdom, above all you shall soar


One day indeed, I’ll no longer be there

To guide you as I did, or to joke and share

But with every breath I’ll pray, for God is fair

That forever you’ll be noble, and that you must swear

Raudah Mohd Yunus is currently a DrPH (Doctor of Public Health) candidate at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She obtained her MBBCH from Alexandria University, Egypt.
She enjoys travelling, reading, writing, painting, calligraphy and doing social and humanitarian work nationally and internationally.

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