john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,742 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Earth - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

why do i have such a
warm affinity to mother earth?
it's because it is so much older

every day of its age can
hold a cell of my body
in the air for all to see
only if i can stretch that far

every of its men if if alive again
can hold hand to hand round
the earth 20,000 times

i am the smallest germ
crawling through the
history of its pages
a trillionth of a second
of its time

if you have a line long as
the equator i cannot fill in
the dot of its existence
an ant running on the wall of
the tallest building in Dubai

and if the the whole existence
of earth is the time you need to
read from A to Z

i am a trillionth of the tiniest nerves
that help you see, think, and
open your mouth, navigate your tongue
in the ocean of registers before
hitting port with the sonal signal A

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, October 6, 2008

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