john tiong chunghoo

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

Poem About Poetry - The Best Poets - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the best poets
might never
have lived at all

they are on
the money's trail
their yearning
like a treasure chest

the best poets
might be a
suffering corpse
a soul locked
in a prison
with gold that
never buys his
innate pleasure

money blinds
money can lead
a person to his grave
mentally, with heart
and soul thrown in

Comments about Poem About Poetry - The Best Poets by john tiong chunghoo

  • (12/29/2006 10:02:00 AM)

    This is all too true, John, and well-stated.

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  • (12/29/2006 7:21:00 AM)

    Love this piece John, so finely written. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (12/29/2006 6:03:00 AM)

    Well said John.The last stanza captures the piece well. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 29, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, December 17, 2010

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