john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,147 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Why He Puts Me There - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

as i leave the island i have stayed for seven years
the familiar sound of waves and ingratiating rhythms
shake me into realisation that the Almighty
has placed me here to learn the mechanics
and power of rhythms and nuance of nature
so that i too can churn out lines that could
gravitate their way into the heart of humanity

Comments about Why He Puts Me There by john tiong chunghoo

  • (7/20/2007 10:53:00 AM)

    Very profound.Your poetry is your beautiful reason for being. Keep faith with what you have been given. And take care.

    Warm regards,

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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