Loke Kok yee


Sonnet-3-The Flood - Poem by Loke Kok yee

The monsoon has made it my way
And everyone to safety bound
Grumbling skies and wet all day
In the plains no life left around

Rain falls in torrents not denied
Through leaking roofs, they dully drips
Water rises fast and much too high
Develop as to a written script

The deluge that comes in its wake
Relentless and without respite
All my sweat and hopes it will take
Even houses crumble at its height

Nature had dictated that it will come and go
Man has yet to find a plan to stem the flow

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Sonnet


Comments about Sonnet-3-The Flood by Loke Kok yee

  • Simone Inez Harriman (8/7/2017 1:38:00 AM)


    The violent flow of a huge deluge seems so powerful and unstoppable. I would not dare take the forces of nature for granted as what may seem safe today can be deadly tomorrow. How heartbreaking all that hard work and dreams swept away. (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (11/11/2016 1:56:00 PM)


    i'm not sure what you meant to say in these two lines:

    The monsoon has made it my way
    And everyone to safety bound.................made it my way does this mean the storm came towards you?
    .......................................................maybe bounded? as in 'removed/moved themselves' from the danger
    ..........................................................areas?
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    DULLY

    dully
    Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
    Related to dully: reverently
    dull (dŭl)
    adj. dull·er, dull·est
    1.
    a. Arousing little interest; lacking liveliness; boring: a dull movie.
    b. Not brisk or rapid; sluggish: Business has been dull.
    2. Not having a sharp edge or point; blunt: a dull knife.
    3.
    a. Not intensely or keenly felt: a dull ache.
    b. Not bright, vivid, or shiny: a dull brown; a glaze with a dull finish.
    c. Cloudy or overcast: a dull sky.
    d. Not clear or resonant: a dull thud.
    4. Intellectually weak or obtuse; stupid.
    5. Lacking responsiveness or alertness; insensitive: half-asleep and dull to the noises in the next room.
    6. Dispirited; depressed: a dull mood.
    tr. & intr.v. dulled, dull·ing, dulls
    To make or become dull.
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    OR?

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    DULY

    du·ly
    ˈd(y) o͞olē/
    adverb
    adverb: duly

    in accordance with what is required or appropriate; following proper procedure or arrangement.
    a document duly signed and authorized by the inspector
    synonyms: properly, correctly, appropriately, suitably, fittingly
    the document was duly signed
    as might be expected or predicted.
    I used the tent and was duly impressed
    synonyms: at the right time, on time, punctually
    he duly arrived to collect Alice
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    Through leaking roofs they dully drips.......i like the d/d alliteration. i'd use drip with they

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    a truly disheartening result of the flood: All my sweat and hopes it will take
    Even houses crumble at its height : (: (

    'favorite' lines [most expressive? ]:
    Nature had dictated that it will come and go
    Man has yet to find a plan to stem the flow..................man can try and sometimes succeed, but not always, especially when favorable or affordable living areas are in the pathway of a storm/flood.

    bri :)

    enjoyed the rhyming, when i took time to notice it. to MyPoemList..............it goes!
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/15/2015 12:16:00 AM)


    A touchy poem indeed.....Nicely written,10. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/14/2015 6:36:00 PM)


    A heartfelt depiction on fury of flood so intensively depicted. Thanks for Sharing. - - - 10 (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/14/2015 12:36:00 AM)


    A beautiful sonnet describing the fury of flood! What has been earned in a life time is swept away by the torrent of water! What great misery awaits the inhabitants of the waterlogged areas! A 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 25, 2017


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