john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,083 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

If You Bump Into A Soul - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

if you bump into a soul
never raise the word 'death'
for it is taboo to the other world
it's something fashioned for men
to put them in their place
for having tried to be God
to put them not only in their knees
but their head, back, torsos in one line
and lower than the ground
if you bump into a soul
just be quiet and look into his eyes
and - that's enough
for he is as different to you
as a butterfly is to a larvae
one crawls and eats
the other fully garbed
to blaze through the other world
if you meet a soul
just be quiet and let him roam where he wishes
for you and the soul are two entities
as different as the sun is to the moon
one warm and the other cold
and if you wish to know more
ask for the favours of God

Comments about If You Bump Into A Soul by john tiong chunghoo

  • (11/7/2005 6:36:00 AM)

    John, your poetry just gets better and better. This is a gem.

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  • (11/7/2005 4:35:00 AM)

    you're right, if you don't ask, you may have a better chance. Perverse, isn't it? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, November 7, 2005

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