john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,147 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Predestined Space - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

every poem i wrote had existed
somewhere else - another realm

i worked on a jigsaw puzzle
to put word by word the poetry here

every misplaced word looked like
an upturned king's head
or a chair's leg in the king's mouth

each wrong entry was so telling
a mistake i had to make sure
each word did not slip in
the jigsaw puzzle,
that they went to the right place

every poem i wrote had existed
somewhere else - another realm

the mind recognised the space
for each individual word to make up
- the poem

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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