I Pray for Thee, Dear Tunisia

By: Muhammad Syarif Fadhlurrahman

An age has emerged anew for her

For Tunis, her land and people too

The people's spirit violently burned

After the cries of a woeful man

Whose life taken away from him

By the rulers' unforgiving handling

Desperation led him t' ignite himself

And from the flame that devours him

Set forth th' explosion of the people

May this end well for them, I pray

For the fair, good people of Tunisia

As a sign of support for Tunisia's potential revolution and reformation, and hopefully the rest of the Arab world.

In memory of the historical event of May 1998, the fall of Indonesia's New Order regime.