Why do you venture into the alternatives?
Why do you seek to find answers in the abyss?
Why do you propose ideas that we will surely dismiss?
Why do you wander aimlessly around legends and myths?
It is not mere pleasure, it is my beliefs
that knowledge might be found within the whispers of the dancing leaves
or even in the soothing calmness of the breeze
for the universe is filled with answers from God that we can feast
to quench the thirst of the unimaginable (to say the least)
As for legends and myths?
They bring wisdom uncountable to our endless mist
Listen to what they have to say, for in them, you can find disguised bliss
Why do you knock against our door?
and spread the words of capitalism horror?
Why do you shake our peace with terror?
that the world is safe no more?
It is not war that we look for
but the conscience of the heart at the core
How can you say peace when pain and suffering are in store?
as you exploit the earth, people and environment for your continuing folklore
How can you feel safe when your so called ‘peace’ leaves an ugly gore?
The blackhole that our children will bear as burden, and what for?
To satisfy the ambitious search for profit and further more
To find happiness in numbers on endless shore
Why do you claim the selfishness of accounting?
when it is only tool to help our living?
Why do you argue about its use for reporting?
Why do you want to keep it changing?
Please stop and recheck your craving
Then tell me that accounting is not for your (and only your) self filling
Though you may say that your actions are for greater cause and better living
Just see how accounting has shaped us into our present beings
Classifying, calculating, summaryzing, and reporting
are not simple innocent actions without basic understanding
that behind those majestic numbers of earning
lies a tendentious degree of investors side-taking
You speak too much of babbling meaningless words
None of which is true!
Ssshhhhhhhh… then I will keep all my sincere words
for (as we all know) the answers are within you…
Malang, 20 October 2012
(Dibacakan di the Fourth International Consortium on Accounting, November 2012)