john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,942 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Tears Carries Away Pain - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

tears carries away pain
cleans the window of soul
to let us see
another side to life

after a hard cry
the heart feels lighter
a hill wedges itself between
bearer and agony

as flowers of well wishers
start to fade, wither
pain too loses its grip

one should learn
to accept life
the way a rose
withers crumples, scatters
in the the wind

Comments about Tears Carries Away Pain by john tiong chunghoo

  • (5/3/2006 1:56:00 PM)

    lol another poem to make me hoot John! It is not true, I have been crying on and off for 4 years now and I feel no lighter at all, just more wrinked! Nah you are right. I encouraged my kids to let it out when they lost their dad, the one that did is thriving, my two older boys are still acting tough and it taking longer, but we all deal with life in our own time. I know how that rose feels though. Sweet poem of encouragement. 10 from Tai (Report) Reply

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  • (5/3/2006 1:28:00 PM)

    Praise for this wise and beautiful poem which you have seen from your own personal window on the world.

    Kind regards,

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  • (5/3/2006 12:55:00 PM)


    just the way i like 'em. keep writing, i'll be reading!

    best care, Sus(y) .
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  • Brian Dorn (5/3/2006 10:41:00 AM)

    John, nice symbolism combined with a useful message... well done!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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