john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,650 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

10,000 Years For Each Earth Citizen - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the earth has enough years
to give every of its citizens
10,000 years or more
to live alone on the planet

and as many more years
left over for every animal to enjoy
the whole planet on its own

the earth is a kind old man
lost in arithmetics
with too many of its citizens
lost in impatience

they squeeze the earth
into a little time box
suffocate it with inventions
and willingly lead it
down the road of destructions

the earth has enough years
to give every of its citizens
10,000 years or more
to live alone on the planet


Comments about 10,000 Years For Each Earth Citizen by john tiong chunghoo

  • Rookie - 0 Points Raveendran . (4/1/2008 11:07:00 AM)

    Fantastic imagination, equitable style (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Vidyadhar ... (3/1/2008 6:44:00 AM)

    10000 years to live alone in the planet...I like it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/5/2008 10:55:00 AM)

    I liked this. I liked the thought behind it. And on some days, I really wouldn't mind a small portion of my 10,000 years. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fred Babbin (12/7/2007 10:58:00 AM)

    Just a litle bit crude, but I read your biography and loved it. It is so poetic. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Malini Kadir (6/1/2007 4:38:00 AM)

    we all have all the time on earth......if we would but realise it! John I loved this work
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  • Gold Star - 6,219 Points Melvina Germain (4/9/2007 8:32:00 PM)

    Thought provoking to say the least, we should all slow down a bit and as Linda says smell the roses. Wonderful poem John---Melvina--- (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Raghavan Warrier (1/9/2007 1:46:00 PM)

    Nice piece John. But me too is in a mad rush. I don't know why? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - -1 Points Ivan Donn Carswell (12/28/2006 1:45:00 PM)

    Is living alone a 'choice' - perhaps of necessity, or a rational decision? Interesting arithmetic, my guess is we have less than 10,000 years left. Sadly intropective John, and very thought provoking. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 105 Points Linda Ori (12/28/2006 10:50:00 AM)

    So take time to smell the roses! It seems everything is going faster and faster with each passing year. Maybe the earth has time, but man is on a tight schedule, and anxious to cram it all into a few years of existence, just in case our time is shorter than we think. Thought-provoking write, John.
    Linda (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, December 17, 2010


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