Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)
A stronger man you will rarely see
In our generation, in our lifetime
For he created a jewelled city
From the throes of desolation and darkness
A team was assembled and a Party formed
A strong government was created
With institutions, processes and the rule of law emplaced
To provide the citizenry with
A strong sense of security and wellbeing.
Modern Singapore was created, brick by brick.
Its standing and place in the world
The admiration and envy of many.
This man cultivated an ecosystem of excellence
And reached for the stars.
Supported by repeated electoral success,
He was an inspiration to those around him,
And those who came after him.
To SG50 he would say,
Never let up -
Press on with this legacy of achievement.
For to this man our country owes dear.
To Lee Kuan Yew – may his legacy
Continue for the generations.
Rest in peace.