john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,745 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

04. Beautiful Women

Poem by john tiong chunghoo

young women, old women
in their heart
despite the years
the yearning to be beautiful

young women, old women
they look at each other
one with envy
the other with fear and contempt (of the wrinkles, old age)

young women, old women
they look into each other
one for amother
the other for a daughter

Topic(s) of this poem: mother daughter

Form: Free Verse


Comments about 04. Beautiful Women by john tiong chunghoo

  • Christina ChinChristina Chin (12/4/2018 5:44:00 PM)

    Nice one, beautifully put, John.(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (5/2/2018 2:28:00 AM)

    A woman is always lovely, a great poem, loved it.(Report)Reply

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  • Sofia KioroglouSofia Kioroglou (10/31/2015 2:57:00 PM)

    Love it! Absolutely great!(Report)Reply

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  • Allotey Abossey (6/13/2015 1:59:00 AM)

    Hahaha... This is very true... Thoughtful of you, friend.(Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (2/22/2015 11:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Much better than the 6.2 rating given by the voters so far!(Report)Reply

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  • Roseann Shawiak (12/18/2014 9:45:00 PM)

    Expression of a woman's beauty is difficult to determine, but you have done admirably well with this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/9/2014 3:25:00 AM)

    Nicely said the reality of wrinkles and old age and their envy to the younger ones though I think in reality cannot be taken as a routine or regular impression persists in old women who have seen the world in different circumstances and sufferings and also glad moments of life. The poem is beautiful.(Report)Reply

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  • Royale Royale (6/15/2012 9:41:00 AM)

    Outstanding tribute!(Report)Reply

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  • Rory Hudson (3/12/2009 11:53:00 PM)

    Sensitive and well expressed. The repetition of the first line makes it hang together well.(Report)Reply

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  • Christine Kerr (3/8/2009 12:10:00 PM)

    Your pretty good at reading a woman's mind. Showing the envy and needing the compassion. Very high emotions at both ends Good write(Report)Reply

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (9/1/2008 4:42:00 PM)

    Very interesting poem on women.10 from me.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 14, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 12, 2019


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