john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,668 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Three Things To Remember - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

three things to remember
black and white are equal
in the eyes of god
created for his penchance
for diversity
though many would beg to differ
the healthy child who fails to laugh
or smile for two days
shows something has gone wrong
with us, not them
that we are the ones to seek
psychiatric care, not them
the air has turned hotter
from our own negligence
not the vengeance of god
the world would end
on the hands of men, not god
he only acts according to necessity

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Three Things to Remember
A Robin Redbreast in a cage,
Puts all Heaven in a rage.
A skylark wounded on the wing
Doth make a cherub cease to sing.
He who shall hurt the little wren
Shall never be beloved by men.
William Blake

Comments about Three Things To Remember by john tiong chunghoo

  • (11/6/2005 6:45:00 AM)

    This is good writing, John. I especially like the one about the children.


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  • (11/6/2005 5:41:00 AM)

    Blake was certainly a visionary in that he saw deeply into the side of human nature that most of us would like to turn a blind eye to. An interesting take on Blake's verse, John - a twenty-first century re-appraisal. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 6, 2005

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