Thank You, Our Founding Father

by Chua Han Au


we have You
to thank

Your leadership will serve eternally as an emblem
  for the younger generation
Your judicious governance
  marked with democracy and equality
Your legacy evidenced by
  our harmonious society
Your wise words
  catalogued in chronology

we have You
to thank

with hands of an architect
and with the mind of an intellect
Singapore today
morphed from dust and clay

we have You
to thank

Your tenacity ignited
our mere red dot
giving it the intensity
and international significance

Your fortitude paved
a successful Singapore

In paying our respects
we will never forget;
we remember with Gratitude
an esteemed Man

we have You
to thank

Rest In Peace, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Our Founding Father