john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Poem about Poetry - the best poets


the best poets
might never
have lived at all

they are on
the money's trail
sealed
their yearning
like a treasure chest

the best poets
might be a
suffering corpse
a soul locked
in a prison
with gold that
never buys his
innate pleasure

money blinds
money can lead
a person to his grave
mentally, with heart
and soul thrown in

Submitted: Friday, December 29, 2006
Edited: Friday, December 17, 2010

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