john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,468 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

After I Prayed For The Animals - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

poor creatures
always at the receiving
end of cruelties

the night i prayed for the
world's animals
that they would be delivered
from extinction, human iniquities

a bird of paradise flew into my dream
she came so near as if we were friends
and then i knew my prayers have
entered the realm of God and has been heard

he even sent the bird from paradise
flying straight to me, coming so close
eyes staring into my face


Comments about After I Prayed For The Animals by john tiong chunghoo

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (1/30/2007 6:07:00 PM)

    What a wonderfully compassionate poem. You deserved such a dream.

    Warm regards,

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Tailor Bell (7/26/2006 2:26:00 PM)

    Essence of dreaming...very satisfying. -Tailor B. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010


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