Isms, Isms, Isms Poem by john tiong chunghoo

john tiong chunghoo

Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia

Isms, Isms, Isms

 


thank god poetry has inched its way
into the hearts of the common man again
let's not make its journey there too laborious

let's write poems for the common man
like Blake, like Wordsworth, like Neruda
poems that sing and dance as they make their
way out to the the sea of humanity
poems of the Creator's brush that paint an
enchanting innocent world to be unravelled
as they make their way into the repository of human knowledge
let's make it all that simple, like making tea
when all we have to ask is whether it should
be sweet or plain yet are sure it will be fully savoured

let's write poem with the common men's words
so that it can be embraced without apprehension
let's not extort an art of its life and gentility so that
they are drowned in a sea of isms, isms, isms

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sathyanarayana M V S 12 December 2008

The poem is so special, so inspiring with wisdom.....Read my poem 'isms'

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Chris Ogunlowo 05 December 2007

Brilliant. I love it. LOL.

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Subbaraman N V 05 December 2007

Great expression! Good thought! Nice message! God bless you!

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john tiong chunghoo

Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia
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