john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,699 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Cup Of Bitterness - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the shrivelled leaf
has become a thousand
pieces of bleakness
as my hand presses
over and over

so green and full
of vitality, the sun
that brought it life had
taken its last juice

it parted from the sprig
that once held it high
gently falling to the ground
a non entity carrying with it
a world of disillusion

Comments about Cup Of Bitterness by john tiong chunghoo

  • (1/29/2007 3:51:00 PM)

    Pervasive sadness, eloquently expressed. You are indeed a poet worthy of the name.

    Kindest regards,


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, February 10, 2014

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