An excellent colection of poems, alive, relevant and heartfelt, from a Malaysian poet and barrister who has been a doughty fighter on behalf of his clients for human rights in his native country for over 40 years. For this man poetry is about the stuff of life, Christian faith and human morality. A few exampes of his subject matter. If you know a man is a murderer and a close friend leaks that he is going to kill you that night, does it give you the right to break into his house and kill him during the evening? What happens when people come into your life with an offer of help and indeed deliver on their promises but in such a way as to destroy everything you hold dear? Or when a preacher takes you to the thrill of the wedding feast in Cana of Galilee but then before you can join the celebration describes what God's people just 2000 years later have done to the same city with six rounds or mortar, `incinerating men, women and children in a sea of fire.' Thanks to the war on terror, so many of `our rights' -- to information, to assemble, to travel, to privacy , self-expression and of confidentiality -- `all are immolated on that altar of expediency.' If you want to know what it feels like to live in a global village, imagine one with just 100 inhabitants -- see where you fit, who are your neighbours and how you might begin to relate to those around you. And how do you pray in a world where the only religion is football or pray for the police in a country where `police officer' is `but a synonym for Mother Theresa'? The answer seems to be `only with your tongue in your cheek'.