john tiong chunghoo

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

This Body - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

this body is like a
newly bought machine
there is so much to learn
about how to use it
it takes a whole life

and how not to use it
it takes so many mistakes
just to find a cure for flu


the only difference
with this body is we have
to live with it whether
we like it or not

and while we can write
the script for the body to live by
it will determine where the
full stop would have to be

each day we tread the
ladder of mysteries
cast by the body
a soul seaching
a path between
darkness and light
in between
the sun and moon

Topic(s) of this poem: art


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 2, 2014


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