john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,229 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)


a circle is life
the sun, the moon
and all the planets
my eyes, your eyes,
we are looking through
circles of eternity

a merry go round
takes us through
these perpetual
questions -
do you really know
where you are?
who you are?
and why you are drawn
into this circle game?

a rumbling thunder
none could hear except you
and the colourful wooden horse

a triangle weighs
a Himalaya -
two arms
stretched over
the sacred sanctity
of the crown
to offer the heart
and soul to the divine
- a pyramid with
a temple of the
heart to boot

a cube is the
coming to terms
with ourseves
six equal parts
of the six senses
rallying to the point
that one has to think
out of the box to crack
the jigsaws encircling
the head and universe

a rectangle is
an enlightened self
who has cornered
the four pivots
of earth for a
boundless existence
boxed you may be
but you are able
to grow out of
the boxed in cube
without the rigidness
of a square

a semi circle is sanity
out on a limb with
the conviction to grow
into a full moon so that
the world could glow
and imbibe its splendid

infinity is mortality
crossing a double line
you take leave
knowing you would
never meet this physique
again -
the vehicle that has
all these years
taken you on a
circle game
never telling you who
you really are
or why you are here
and where you will
you will be going to

you are just boxed in
and taken away in
a last ritual with all
your questions in tow
they run, wet and warm
our delicate cheeks

Submitted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Topic of this poem: life

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