john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

06. Still I Rise


born to walk
to climb
to say i can
cannot even
remember
the day I strung
a comprehensible line
because i am born to do wonders
soaking in knowledge
the way i had learnt to talk
the brain energy
that seeps into
every frame of animals
every part of the universe
to uncover god's puzzles
and divine codes
to turn them into
jets that fly at
einstein's speed of light
and this physique
to work an eternal clock
the way a child learns
to walk, to dance, to talk

Submitted: Saturday, June 04, 2005
Edited: Monday, March 09, 2009

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