Kwai Chee Low

Silver Star - 4,494 Points (24 Oct 1948 / Kuala Lumpur)

Prisoner - Poem by Kwai Chee Low

I watched the candle flame flicker,
from my cell door.
Quivering in its halo,
throwing shadows on the wall.

Beyond the metal barred window,
silence of night.
The pale glow of a full moon,
nightfall with stars shining bright.

Day after day, night after night,
The view never changes.
I still my heart at freedom lost,
will time deaden all traces?

My heart lingers on memories,
it helps me to stay sane.
Reminiscences of a time,
never ever come again.

Topic(s) of this poem: suffering

Comments about Prisoner by Kwai Chee Low

  • Hans Vr (1/30/2016 9:56:00 AM)

    Poignant poem, touching the very essence of existence.
    Well written.
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    Kwai Chee Low (1/30/2016 8:20:00 PM)

    Thank you, Hans. Your words are inspiring.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 24, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 22, 2016

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