john tiong chunghoo

Freshman - 1,695 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Klang River (Kuala Lumpur)


i come here to look
for the hearts of the city
and thank God find
them in your frantic frantic rush
out to the Straits of Malacca
spilling joy and laughter
the way spices and tin were
sailed out from here years ago

i could hear the riotious tinkling
sounds you chime so splendidly
from below the bridge between the
Central Market and the Dayubumi
that looms so perfectly up into sky

the rain has stopped, and your
rush is fast, swift, reeling,
waves spiralling and swaming
onto those at the fore, over zealous
children hurrying out to field
to have their evening game

i stay put to savour all
the cheers and good vibes
your song is spreading
to all of us, the song that says
all the way from the heart of the Peninusla
'have fun, have fun, have fun just have fun.'

Yes, yes, Klang River, i will have fun,
just have fun, come rain or shine
the way you share yours
all around, day and night
night and day, all the way
out to the golden straits

Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2008
Edited: Friday, June 10, 2011

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Visit Malaysia Year Poem - Klang River (Kuala Lumpur) by john tiong chunghoo )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  6. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Dream Variations, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. My Astrological Calculations Just For Fun!, Geetha Jayakumar
  2. Forever Love, Luo Zhihai
  3. Love Note 17, Michael P. McParland
  4. Osho, Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. Many Third-Classers, Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. As A Man, I Hate The Fanatic The Most, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Bapu, In Your Memory, Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. The Mirth of William, James Merchant
  9. -Untitled- (2), Morgan Siegel
  10. The Short Ballad of Egg Boy, James Merchant
[Hata Bildir]