john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,127 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Somebody's Game - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

the way
they play cards
flipping back
our existence
a pack of cards
a queen,
a blackjack,
a spade,
the cards
a million
million years
we are tossed
up, down,
down, up
somebody's plan
anxiety to be winners
we live out
in a sea
tossed, thrown,
nilly willyly
in blood and tears
in between
a bagful of suspense
the beginning
the end
is there one?

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 6, 2005

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