john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 4,894 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

You Are Backward By 5,000 Years - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

it takes so long
for us to come to
each other

you are backward

i have been waiting
for five thousand years
to talk to you

to you
the earth turns round
only to record each man's tale
to us
the importance of night and day
and now it unreels
my secret to you

your earnestness
in cracking the earth
for all its treasury -
human tales stored in
electrons, protons
has paid off

my soul glows so brightly
i am as good as alive

just keep on talking to me
keep the device going
you are 5,000 years late

this thought that has waited for so long to get this going

Comments about You Are Backward By 5,000 Years by john tiong chunghoo

  • (4/14/2006 7:05:00 AM)

    What a wonderfully wise poem! Your insight is exceptional.

    Warm regards,

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  • (4/14/2006 6:31:00 AM)

    My favourite words of this decade John! Apart from the obvious ones I yearn to hear of course!

    my soul glows so brightly
    i am as good as alive

    Thank you for this wonderfully uplifting poem

    Smiling at you, becus I want to

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  • (4/14/2006 6:13:00 AM)

    Absolutely wonderful. I love your poetry because you say it so

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 14, 2006

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