In light of the recent sanctimonious statement made by the Tourism Minister, I humbly dedicate this poem to him. Poetry isn’t my forte but I will do my best.
Have you forgotten the strength of Khadijah in Muhammad’s life?
Have you not heard the sacrifices made by Florence Nightingale?
Have you not learnt anything from the love story of Romeo & Juliet?
Can you not feel the honour of Siti Nurbaya in her love towards Shamsul Bahri?
Can you not taste the spirits of Marianne Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility?
Can you not see the compassion in Mother Theresa’s eyes?
Have you not heard of Queen Isabella in famous Columbus Voyage?
Have you not learnt about the courageous Aisyah Ghani?
Your ignorance, dear Sir, is indeed a bliss.
To all the women bloggers out there – to name a few Susan Loone, Datuk Marina, Lulu of What a Lulu, Acciaccatura, Nuraina A. Samad and TyphoonSue – I stand by you. I end this posting with a quote from the great Shakespeare: ‘Women are the books, the arts, the academies, that show, contain and nourish all the world.’