Note: Jalur Gemilang, or Glorious Stripes, is a name of honour we use for our Malaysian flag.
Unstitch me this flag
Where colour is creed
And coconuts in a bomoh's hand
Weigh more than Justice
On a scale.
Unstitch me these lines
Dissecting this land
Where divisions of skin
Count more than conscience
And social need.
Redraw the boundaries of What Is and What Should Be -
Truth is a hard mistress but Lies
Decay the soul.
Break the ground with brittle promises
Suppress the brutal honesty you fear
But weeds, so tenacious, will grow through cracks:
Let the truth rise from the least of these
Let our flag fly -
Undivided by colour or creed
United by this common coat of scars.