Mustakim bin Abdul Hamid
29.4.1949 - 21.9.1982
AL - FATIHA
Since 1982, after Akim passed away, I could not bring myself to come home for Hari Raya. On Hari Raya eve - Akim, Mother and I would be getting the flat ready for when Nah and Mus and their families would turn up to celebrate Hari Raya - with our Mother. Putting up the curtains and changing the cushion covers were Akim's job and he did it pretty well - despite some harassment from our two cats Suzie and Kookie who refuse to budge from their cushion seats.
On the second day of Hari Raya this year - you left us 27 years ago without saying goodbye. Your departure "sudah ditakdirkan", but it's still unbearable.
So I came back for Hari Raya in 2007 but I could not do it for 2008. I'm here now in 2009 and the near coincidence of the anniversary of our loss and Hari Raya is an agony. It's not that I love my remaining family and their children and grandchildren less - but your sudden departure is like a task incomplete, like an unfinished symphony
Goodnight sweet Prince.
Ku berdoa agar dikau aman bertemu-Nya.