john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,867 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

I Tied The Knot With Loneliness - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

i tied the knot with loneliness
and found out that she can be
quite a companion when left on the loose
i would recommend her to anybody
for her never say die attitude
when it comes to nudging me
to fill out the day with
something memorable, physical,
cultural or evangelical

she is constantly on my heels
so that i can keep my heart empty
to learn things anew
so that i can browse those
library shelves for books
we could forget each other in,
while entertaining and enriching ourselves
likewise we walk the globe searching
each other's boundaries
looking for friends be they
dark, yellow or white

she rings the religious bell
in the heart too, so that
i would never forget there is more
to man than just the man,
head, body, limbs and and hair
and that one day she will be
nothing more than a mass of
white and brittle heartache to lie
down with earth for an eternal sleep
while i will fly away to be another being,
a dove in the sky,
a worm in the soil or a doggie
on the neighbour's patch
or be another man, this time
married with a sweetheart to
sugarcoat and cheer up
every hour of the day

i am married with loneliness
and we love each other's
temporary companionship to death
because we are both fierce
lovers of life - we never allow any hour
to pass by without doing something
to make the day sustainable,
enriching to the mind and soul

we love the quiet and when we walk
we love to tiptoe so that we dont
disturb anyone with the wish that
no one disturbs us

me and my loneliness sing a love song
to each other everyday as we reflect
on each other's back - the meaning of existence

we never tire of each other's input
to help our soul smell and experience
life to the full

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Ars Poetica

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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