Thursday, January 24, 2019

Malin Kundang by Wardhatul Azizah

Long time ago, in a small village near the beach in West Sumatera, lived a woman and her son, Malin Kundang. Malin Kundang’s father had passed away when he was a baby, and he had to live hard with his mother.

Malin Kundang was a healthy, dilligent, and strong child. He usually went to the sea to catch fish, and brought it to his mother, or sold it in the town.
Narrator : One day, when Malin Kundang was sailing as usual, he saw a merchant’s ship which was being raided by a small band of pirates. With his brave and power, Malin Kundang defeated the pirates. The merchant was so happy and asked Malin Kundang to sail with him. Malin Kundang agreed.

Malin : “Mother, I want to go sailing  overseas…..” asked Malin Kundang one day to his mother.

Mother : “No, Malin, mom will not let you”

Malin :  “Mother, if I stay here, I’ll always be a poor man. I want to be a successful person,” (urged Malin kundang. His mother wiped her tears)

Mother : “If you really want to go, I can’t stop you. I could only pray to God for you to be success in  your life,” said his mother wisely. “But, promise me, you’ll come home.”

Malin : I promise mom

Narrator : In the next morning, Malin Kundang was ready to go. Three days ago, he met one of the successful ship’s crew. Malin was offered to join him.

Mother :  “Take a good care of yourself, son,” said Malin Kundang’s mother , she gave him some food

Malin :  “Yes, Mother,” Malin Kundang said.

Mother : “You too have to take a good care of yourself. I’ll keep in touch with you,” he continued before kissing his mother’s hand. Before Malin stepped onto the ship, Malin’s mother hugged him tight as if she didn’t want to let him go.

Narrator : God bless you malin!

It had been three months since Malin Kundang left his mother. As his mother had predicted before, he hadn’t contacted her yet. Every morning, she stood on the pier. She wished to see the ship that brought Malin kundang home. Every day and night, she prayed to , God for her son’s safety.

Mother : God,please save my son Malin…



Malin's return to his village


Narrator : Many years later, Malin Kundang became a wealthty merchant, with a huge ship, loads of trading goods, many ship crews, and a beautiful wife. In his journey, his ship landed on a beach. The villagers reconigzed him, and the news ran fast in the town: Malin Kundang became a rich man and now he is here.   His mother, in deepful sadnees after years of loneliness, ran to the beach to meet her beloved son again.
People : “Malin come home… malin come home…

Malin Kundang became a rich man and now he is here”.

Mother : “Malin, you’re back, son!” said Malin Kundang’s mother and without hesitation, she came running to hug Malin Kundang, “I miss you so much.”

Malin : “who are you?  . I don’t know you .You’re not my mother. My mother  would never wear  ugly clothes like you,” said Malin Kundang ,he pretended not to recognize her mother.

Mother : “Malin…You don’t recognize me? I’m your mother!” she said sadly. Malin Kundang’s face was as cold as ice.

Malin : “Guard, take this old women out of here,” Malin Kundang ordered his bodyguard. “Give her some money so she won’t disturb me again!” Malin Kundang’s mother cried as she was dragged by the bodyguard,

Mother :”Malin… my son. Why do you treat your own mother like this?”

M wife: what is it? Who is this old woman?

Malin : I don’t know…

M wife :Are you okay ? why  are you crying ?

Malin   : no dear.. he was a beggar

Mother :  Malin… I’m you mother ………

Malin : go way ! you are not my mother… my mother is dead

Guard, take this old women out of here,” Malin Kundang ordered his bodyguard. “Give her some money so she won’t disturb me again!”

( Malin Kundang’s mother cried as she was dragged by the bodyguard).

Mother :”Malin… my son. Why do you treat your own mother like this?”

Malin… I’m you mother ..(. malin’s mom cry and holding  Malin’s feet)

Malin : “Enough, old woman! I have never had a mother like you, a dirty and ugly peasant!” OK.Let’s go from here.(Then he ordered his crews to set sail).

Mother : Malin, my son .. if you don’t recognize your mother, your life will be miserable ..if you were my son, malin.I cursed you, you better be a stone

Jelegerr !! lightning suddenly heard

Narrator: Enraged, she cursed Malin Kundang that he would turn into a stone if he didn’t apologize. Malin Kundang just laughed and set sail.
In the quiet sea, suddenly a thunderstorm came. His huge ship was wrecked and it was too late for Malin Kundang to apologized. He was thrown by the wave out of his ship, fell on a small island, and suddenly turned into stone.

Malin : mom…. I’m sorry !!

Mother : you’re late son

Malin : moooooooooom (sad expression)

Malin  had not apologized and regretted his actions .. eventually he  turned  into a stone. He was punished because he is not admitting his own mother.

Malin  had not apologized and regretted his actions .. eventually he  turned  into a stone. He was punished because he is not admitting his own mother.

Desi Suryani

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