hang tuah

You were fashioned a hero
A star
In your father’s dream,
Lived to prove
That heroes too
Can be human
In war or love,
But unlike the rest
You were born immortal
Precious warrior
Of Malacca
Bound to return
Some long-forgotten
Mahdi to reclaim
Taming Sari;
But tell us, Tuah
Where is she now
The Princess
Of Gunung Ledang?
Tell us why
The mighty sultan
Failed even in a fable
To build a bridge–
Golden pathway
To heart and throne?

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