john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,668 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Poem For Tommy Munos - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

when i was a child
i felt the same like tommy
but thirty years down the road
i longed to tell that child
thank god it was me
who went through it all
the loneliness, despair,
rejections
they were all worth it
now as the child in me listens
i get the boost of pride
that i have grown, matured
that the child that once cried out
has been tamed
tugged into that corner
he could sleep well
a corner where he could watch
how I tackle each predicardment
with god's guidance and life experience
that god gives challenges to
only deserving ones
so that they could be strong
so that they could
to be able to tell their children
who will face the same predicardment
it is all worth it
that they make them a better person
to write better poetry
and someone others would listen to
one day for guidance
think about christ
(how shameful we even
talk about suffering and death
when christ did not even
complain about his greater plight)

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Comments about Poem For Tommy Munos by john tiong chunghoo

  • (7/24/2005 5:53:00 AM)

    What a thoughtful poem, John. You need to alter it to 'predicament' (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 24, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 24, 2005


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