Indotainment.id – “Aku” (meaning “Me“) is a 1943 Indonesian-language poem by Chairil Anwar. It reflects his individualistic nature and vitality.
If my time has come,
I don’t want anyone to beg,
Not even you.
I don’t need that sniveling!
I’m but a wild animal,
Exiled even from his own group.
Even if bullets pierce my skin,
I will still enrage and attack.
Wounds and poison I’ll take running,
Until the pain leaves.
And I will care even less,
I want to live a thousand more years.