john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,926 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Midde Kingdom - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

everybody owns
a middle kingdom
in which one is born king
where one measures
the world and manoevres oneself
ahead of the rest, the race
the flame might waver
flicker to a little light blue
near to petering out
but as soon as the air steadies
it jumps back to show you
how tall you can actually be
if you could hold on to your dream
never giving up come rain or shine
the one middle kingdom
so well guarded no one would
even realise it is there layer by layer
inch by inch constructed
by its one and only king
the rest might be better
work, women or soccer
but this middle kingdom
never once would the sun rise
without his mighty plans

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  • (5/13/2006 12:29:00 PM)

    I love this, I love this, I love this. I don't know why, except for its singular truth! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 13, 2006

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