john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,894 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

At The Grave - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

all souls day
at the cemetery
eyes are asterisks
to love stories

teary eyes
are those who
have just lost a love one

mica eyes are
those who have learned to
submit to divine law
wishing prayers would
mend ways

time heals

the next time around
the teary eyed would be back
with mica eyes sniffing pain behind
new teary eyes

those at the fresh boundary
between this world and next

a boundary they could only
but mark with teary eyes

Comments about At The Grave by john tiong chunghoo

  • (4/23/2006 11:32:00 AM)

    This is original, John. Your description of asterisk eyes is a fresh idea. Change 'learnt' to 'learned.' I like this one.

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  • (4/23/2006 10:48:00 AM)

    A wonderful write. An original mind is definately at work here.

    Kind regards,

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 23, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, April 24, 2006

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