john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,540 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Wesak Day Poem - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

a saffron
shrouded sun
the buddha

delivering us from
the womb of samsara
the buddha, dharma and sangha

wesak day
on the merit sharing table
a thousand light flickers

ego, too little of it
a rat would beat
you to a goal

too much of it
a tower of babel
would rise
from the ground

a great wall
scales the mountains
to reach the moon

angels grow horns
to challenge
God's plans
upsetting
whole creation

a great cauldron
is needed
to melt down
great egos

the buddha helps
troubled souls
scattering
enlightenment seeds
that sprout
and bloom profusely
on the eight fold path
to welcome them
to the kingdom of nirvana

Topic(s) of this poem: religion

Form: Haiku


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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2016


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