Happy Kartini Day. Mom.

BUNDA
A song by Potret

Kubuka album biru
Penuh debu dan usang
Kupandangi seragam berdiri
Kecil bersih belum ternoda

Pikirku pun melayang
Dahulu penuh kasih
Teringat semua cerita orang
Tentang riwayatku

Kata mereka diriku s’lalu dimanja
Kata mereka diriku s’lalu ditimang

Nada-nada yang indah
S’lalu terurai darimu
Tangisan nakal bibirku
Tak ‘kan jadi deritamu

Tangan halus dan suci
T’lah menangkap tubuh ini
Jiwa raga dan seluruh hidup
Rela dia berikan

Kata mereka diriku s’lalu dimanja
Kata mereka diriku s’lalu ditimang

Oh Bunda ada dan tiada
Dirimu ‘kan selalu ada di dalam hatiku

Pikirku pun melayang
Dahulu penuh kasih
Teringat semua cerita orang
Tentang riwayatku

Kata mereka diriku s’lalu dimanja
Kata mereka diriku s’lalu ditimang

Oh Bunda ada dan tiada
Dirimu ‘kan selalu ada di dalam hatiku…

To Mom. The best Kartini there is. And to all the mothers in the world.

Happy Kartini Day.

Note:
*) Kartini is an Indonesian heroine known to be a woman ahead of her time and a thought leader in woman’s rights (read: gender mainstreaming). Today (21st April) is her birthday and is commemorated as Kartini Day in Indonesia.

*) Liberal translation of the lyrics:
MOTHER

I open my blue album
All wasted away and full of dust
I ponder upon that uniform standing
Tiny, clean, without a stain

My thoughts are transported
Back when there was an abundance of compassions
I remember stories told by the many
About my past

They say I was always spoiled
They say I was always cuddled

Beautiful melody
Always flows from you
The wicked cry coming from my lips
Was never a burden to you

The soft and pure hands
Have captured this body
Body, soul and all of her life
She is willing to give

They say, I was always spoiled
They say, I was always cuddled

Oh mother whether you are here or away
You are always in my heart

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