Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

09. Do not stand at my grave and weep


when i am dead, i am dead
the world goes out of me and i out of it
there is nothing anymore in between

do not stand at my grave then and weep
for these ears will not hear, and these eyes will not see
and there will be only coldness in between

if you really love and care, show it all to me now if you can
for when i am dead, i am dead
the world goes out of me and i out of it
these ears will not hear and these eyes will not see
there is only coldness in between

warm me up if you can now when i am still alive
for tomorrow the sun may never rise again

Submitted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (10/27/2008 7:05:00 AM)

    Wonderful philosophic write.
    We must live a day & say we lived.
    Indeed tomorrow never comes.
    Love or Hate
    whatever is due for me, show me
    regradless, in haste
    before it becomes too late for thee.

    simply wonderful.
    A10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (10/13/2008 12:03:00 PM)

    John, this is a very touching poem. it should be read by everyone. people have no time for the living. our presence needs to be acnowledged with love while we are alive. very well composed. (Report) Reply

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