john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,676 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

A Distant Universe - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

dark as cave
we walk inside
yet is outside

there is a man
spiritual they say
filling the cave with
his chants

you walk the
lighted lane
they call common

the darkness
holds over you
like a distant
universe, a
boundless part
you fear to tread

it exists like the
unreachable stars
so far away you never
even give it a thought

day after day
we walk the lane
a corner of the great cave
waiting for the man
to come out to light things up
with his halo and

there is a
distant universe
in the space of our brain
we all fear to tread
we walk inside
yet are all outside
a physique that helps
map every step we take
this cave that is all God
inside and outside

Comments about A Distant Universe by john tiong chunghoo

  • (9/5/2008 10:27:00 AM)

    'there is a
    distant universe
    in the space of our brain
    we all fear to tread' - a point of convergence

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 23, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 23, 2008

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