Flying To Heaven


Flew beyond borders
Across the mountains and the oceans
They are life travellers
Above the rotating earth

Will they ever know what fate can show?
In a plane they started to end the chat,
and babies started to dream
Started to feel longing, started to fly above the clouds
Then suddenly shot by a missile out of nowhere
The plane crashed, broke the bones,
smashing bodies and souls flew away
Victims without a reason
Dreadfully dead in a brutal way

It’s the earth and the sky and the sea
The heirdom to all humankind
So why do their lives have to be taken away?
By people that was deceived by chaotic hearts
And we all cry to this aging civilization
Praying to all the broken wings

****

TERBANG KE SURGA

Terbang melintas perbatasan
Melintasi pegunungan dan samudera
Mereka adalah penjelajah kehidupan
Diatas bumi yang berotasi

Akankah mereka tahu apa yang takdir dapat tunjukkan?
Dalam pesawat mereka mulai mengakhiri percakapan,
dan bayi-bayi mulai terlelap
Mulai merasakan kerinduan, mulai terbang diatas awan-awan
Lalu tiba-tiba ditembak misil entah dari mana
Pesawat jatuh, patah tulang-tulang,
hancur tubuh-tubuh dan jiwa-jiwa beterbangan
Korban tanpa alasan
Amat sangat mati dengan cara yang brutal

Ini adalah bumi dan langit dan lautan
Warisan bagi seluruh umat manusia
Lalu mengapa hidup mereka harus dirampas?
Oleh orang-orang yang terperdaya kacaunya hati
Dan kita menangisi peradaban menua ini
Berdoa bagi sayap-sayap yang patah

Novia, 2014

*with condolence of MH17 tragedy
for life is just too short, and we’ll never know how our lives will end

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