john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,733 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Memories - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

let me be that poem
that witnesses your
secret yearning as
your glance falls
into that well of
heaven of his

a tightly guarded
glance that lifts
the veil of longings
to let a fruitful
imagination warm
up your nights

let me be that poem
that witnesses you
open yourself up wholly
to your loved one
without the fear of
losing, brushing his hair
counting each strand
as a blessing you have won

let me be the poem
that witnesses the tears
you let loose the years

years of care and love
expressed with deeds
denied in words

each word of
those years of sacrifice
is now a roll of tears
down a floodgate
greeted by his
heartaching silence

each dropp of tears that runs
thicker than the years
swifter than memory
purifying the window of love

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 1, 2011


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