john tiong chunghoo

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

Poem About Poetry - I Dream To Write Like Black Woman Poets - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

i dream to write
like black women poets
free from verbose bondage
strutting away verses
with enviable clarity,
simplicity, agile as
an ambitious lass on
hip hop dance floor

i also know why
the caged bird sings
it's because it wishes
to fly to the affectionate black woman poet
to learn from her how freedom songs should be sung

i dream to write
like black woman poets
verses so eloquently tempoed, neatly executed
they float through my soul the lightness of
butterflies flitting from rose to rose, bloom to bloom
smoke over indian summer ocean

i dream to write
like black woman poets
with no pretensions about the past
calling a spade a spade
yet infectiously bold about the future
taking the world by storm - in storms
- black women poets who could take me through
the thick and thin of their salvation song
with a tenacity court cases are won
gospel songs are sang


Comments about Poem About Poetry - I Dream To Write Like Black Woman Poets by john tiong chunghoo

  • Rookie - 13 Points Cecil (cj) Krieger (12/7/2006 7:19:00 AM)

    A most eloquent poem
    Best
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  • Rookie - 3 Points Tranquil Ocean (12/6/2006 7:31:00 AM)

    Thats a good tribute to MA.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 4, 2010


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