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A Birthday Poem - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

lone traveller
from kuala lumpur to tokyo to china
cold places, strange people warm and cold
so many unknowns that became knowns
that resulted in an occasional shopping tete-a-tete
and at those fortunate birthday celebrations
thrown by foreign friends
met at school, work place
we uttered words usually made between
friends of mere days
a coldness in between
as we sung and tried to break the ice
between the candles
lighted and blown
and they were usually in the nights
when lonely hearts sought out avenues
to brighten things up
for themselves and their newly acquired friend
and also workplace friends
who try to punctuate the life of a foreign soul
with things famliar, to light up the candles of his life journey

inspired by:

A Birthday Poem
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
in a black stanchion of trees,
waiting for someone to come
with his bucket
for the foamy white light,
and then a long day in the pasture.
I too spend my days grazing,
feasting on every green moment
till darkness calls,
and with the others
I walk away into the night,
swinging the little tin bell
of my name.

Ted Kooser


Comments about A Birthday Poem by john tiong chunghoo

  • Rookie Qistina Zaini (2/19/2008 4:26:00 AM)

    nice poem, ...luv this one! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Riquetta Elliott (12/7/2007 10:41:00 AM)

    Simply a lovely expression John. I require to use this for my boyfriend name John Andre Wilbon his birthday is coming up this Sunday. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Risha : Ahmed (4/9/2007 1:49:00 AM)

    A very nice poem. I loved it a lot. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Birthday

  1. 1. A Birthday Poem , Ted Kooser
  2. 2. A Birthday , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  3. 3. Poem On His Birthday , Dylan Thomas
  4. 4. Ninetieth Birthday , Ronald Stuart Thomas
  5. 5. Birthday, Birthday, Happy Birthday , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  6. 6. Poem For My 43rd Birthday , Charles Bukowski
  7. 7. A Prayer For A Mother's Birthday , Henry Van Dyke
  8. 8. A Birthday , Aleister Crowley
  9. 9. Happy Birthday , Sylvia Chidi
  10. 10. A Birthday Candle , Donald Justice
  11. 11. The Birthday Card , Ernestine Northover
  12. 12. Ninon De Lenclos, On Her Last Birthday , Dorothy Parker
  13. 13. For A Thirteenth Birthday , Lisel Mueller
  14. 14. For K.R. On Her Sixtieth Birthday , Richard Wilbur
  15. 15. A Birthday Song. To S. G. , Sidney Lanier
  16. 16. Stella's Birthday March 13, 1727 , Jonathan Swift
  17. 17. To The Memory Of Mrs. Lefroy Who Died De.. , Jane Austen
  18. 18. Birthday , Robert William Service
  19. 19. ! A Birthday Celebration , Michael Shepherd
  20. 20. On His Eightieth Birthday , Walter Savage Landor
  21. 21. A Ninth Birthday , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  22. 22. Birthday , Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  23. 23. (dodgy Dave Tale) Happy Birthday , JoJo Bean
  24. 24. A Happy Birthday Sonnet For Jerry , Alison Cassidy
  25. 25. A Strictly Not A Poem Birthday Greeting .. , Alison Cassidy
  26. 26. On My Birthday, July 21 , Matthew Prior
  27. 27. The Celebration Of Jesus' Birthday , Helen Click Roberts
  28. 28. Birthday - Birthday Appreciation , Shashi Dhar Kumar
  29. 29. The Birthday Wall (Children) , C.J. Heck
  30. 30. A Birthday Poem , john tiong chunghoo
  31. 31. Nursery Rhyme For A Twenty-First Birthday , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  32. 32. Best Birthday Haiku- Birthday Cake , john tiong chunghoo
  33. 33. A Birthday Poem For Keppel , Alison Cassidy
  34. 34. Happy Birthday Dad , Jim Milks
  35. 35. February 21 - Whose Birthday Today? , Michael Shepherd
  36. 36. A Birthday Gift , Robert Fuller Murray
  37. 37. Song Composed For Washington's Birthday , Henry Timrod
  38. 38. A Birthday Night Out , Alison Cassidy
  39. 39. Happy 10th Birthday Samia , Seema Chowdhury
  40. 40. Happy 37th Birthday Sunny , Seema Chowdhury
  41. 41. I Know She'Ll Be Alright (For Chelsey's .. , Mary Nagy
  42. 42. Birthday Wishes To A Physician , Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer
  43. 43. My Daughter On Her Thirtieth Birthday , Alison Cassidy
  44. 44. Happy Birthday, My Dear Wife! , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  45. 45. A Limerick To Esther Leclerc On Her Birt.. , Chuck Audette
  46. 46. An Ode To Anna Russell, On Her Birthday , Chuck Audette
  47. 47. Happy Birthday Dad , Arfa Karim
  48. 48. Happy Birthday..... , Ravi Sathasivam
  49. 49. Happy Birthday To My Daughter , Pauline Grace
  50. 50. ! On Rilke's Birthday,2007 , Michael Shepherd
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