john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,699 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Tanka: Deferred Dream - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

keep on deferring
her own dream
to help others
realise their dreams
in the distance she sees a light

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What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore-
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over-
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, May 3, 2010


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