john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,562 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Understanding The Animals - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the stomach is an animal
it can be the best of pets
if you can talk to it, get it
to listen and understand you
you can talk to your stomach
to lessen the flood of gastric juices
yon can calm it down by
chanting to it a mantra of peace
and when you have mastered
the art to handle your stomach
transfer that knowledge to any animal
it soon will also nod to you at your every word
understanding your belly s key to understand an animal
talk to it like you talk to the belly
the common bond between all animals
you either live to go into one or live to feed one


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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011


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