Vincent Kuo

Rookie - 109 Points (04 April 1989)

Shoulders Of Giants - Poem by Vincent Kuo

A tribute to you, the Grand, the Great
and those who pioneered and began.
Honour to you, who has made our fate,
the momentous woman and man.

The folds and furrows upon your face
tell stories of arduous trials.
At times of old in a distant place,
your persistence over countless miles.

A tribute to you, the Colossus of old
and those who fought and prevailed.
Through thick and thin, truth be told.
Through the oceans of peril you sailed.

Amidst our yearnings, aches and tears
for the champions we have lost,
we honour your legacy over withered years,
all the mountains climbed and rivers crossed.

A tribute to you, Giants of the past
and those who paved beneath our feet.
From the first stone to the very last,
firmly we stand, a better world to meet.

In the limitless skies we now can soar
to unite the spirits from near and far.
Giants and Colossi from times before,
the winds beneath our wings you are.

Masters and Captains of bygone days,
we salute you with highest acclaim.
Before the end when we part our ways,
remember we shall of whence we came.

We brood and mull over harmony and strife
to succeed and triumph across the land.
We see further at this point in life,
for upon shoulders of Giants we stand.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

No matter how successful we are at any point in life, regardless of whatever achievements we've attained, we must never forget the poeple before us - our predecessors, our forefathers. Always remember how you got to where you are and be earnestly thankful for the people that has made it possible.
We go through life always thinking about the future that we often forget the past. I feel that a good sense of retrospect can bring perhaps even better understanding of our current positions, and thus where we are eventually headed in future. This is the attitude I hope to evoke with this simple poem. Hope you like it!

'I can see further, only because I stand on the shoulders of giants.'

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  • Valerie Dohren (5/22/2012 1:50:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012

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