john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,942 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

04. Beautiful Women - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for a mother
the other for a daughter

Comments about 04. Beautiful Women by john tiong chunghoo

  • Silver Star - 3,380 Points Sofia Kioroglou (10/31/2015 2:57:00 PM)

    Love it! Absolutely great! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 11,241 Points Allotey Abossey (6/13/2015 1:59:00 AM)

    Hahaha... This is very true... Thoughtful of you, friend. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,986 Points Kim Barney (2/22/2015 11:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Much better than the 6.2 rating given by the voters so far! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 55,434 Points Roseann Shawiak (12/18/2014 9:45:00 PM)

    Expression of a woman's beauty is difficult to determine, but you have done admirably well with this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 45,468 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/9/2014 3:25:00 AM)

    Nicely said the reality of wrinkles and old age and their envy to the younger ones though I think in reality cannot be taken as a routine or regular impression persists in old women who have seen the world in different circumstances and sufferings and also glad moments of life. The poem is beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Royale Royale (6/15/2012 9:41:00 AM)

    Outstanding tribute! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 99 Points Rory Hudson (3/12/2009 11:53:00 PM)

    Sensitive and well expressed. The repetition of the first line makes it hang together well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Christine Kerr (3/8/2009 12:10:00 PM)

    Your pretty good at reading a woman's mind. Showing the envy and needing the compassion. Very high emotions at both ends Good write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (9/1/2008 4:42:00 PM)

    Very interesting poem on women.10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 288 Points Palas Kumar Ray (7/29/2008 2:16:00 AM)

    Good poem.It is said that Women in general long for beauty
    but it's in their youth.Old women and envy! perhaps I'm not agreeing.
    May be you are true.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 14, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 27, 2008

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