Loke Kok yee


A Country In Distress - Poem by Loke Kok yee

The year had passed and we suffered not the haze
Across the seas, the forests had ceased to raze
Nature celebrates with spring throughout the year
Life recuperates unhindered with skies clear
Yet our founding fathers are crying in their graves

The monsoon came, leaving no tears in its wake
The rivers took the flow; the banks did not break
Even the water snake did not lose his way
And the little fishes were not swept astray
Yet our founding fathers are crying in their graves

The forest lush and green, never did turn brown
Luxuriantly clad with flowers on their crown
Their fragrance wafted far with a gentle breeze
Briefly lift the spirit in a fleeting tease
Yet our founding fathers are crying in their graves

Lilies on the lakeside argues with the wind
Petals breaking off for new life to begin
The future looks bright with nature in delight
The wheel of being turns even in the night
Yet our founding fathers are crying in their graves

Birds are busy nesting with plenty to share
The heavens had been kind and nought for to care
Just a wary eye to keep out of harm's way
While mother earth flaunts her bountiful display
Yet our founding fathers are crying in their graves

Denizens of the night quietly moved by
Their presence unknown but for a plaintive cry
Contented silence broken by a mating call
Serenity reigns as drifting clouds enthral
Yet our founding fathers are crying in their graves

Calamities of nature we hardly see
Never was there an earthquake, and ne'er will be
A country truly blessed which none can deny
Then politicians came and carved out the pie
So our founding fathers are crying in their graves

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about A Country In Distress by Loke Kok yee

  • Bri Edwards (12/29/2016 9:03:00 AM)


    most of the following has already been sent to Bro by Bri. i added a little bit at the bottom that is new.
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    favorite lines so far:

    'Denizens of the night quietly moved by
    Their presence unknown but for a plaintive cry '
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    i Googled and found something very interesting (to me anyway) : the second definition.

    'den·i·zen
    ˈdenəzən/
    noun formal humorous.........[[this, Bri does NOT understand]]
    plural noun: denizens

    1 an inhabitant or occupant of a particular place.
    'denizens of field and forest'
    synonyms: inhabitant, resident, townsman, townswoman, native, local; More
    occupier, occupant, dweller;
    archaic burgher
    'the denizens of Grant's Hollow were a quirky lot'

    2 British historical
    a foreigner allowed certain rights in the adopted country.

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    FINALLY we found out 'Why'..; (: (: (


    Fantastic rhyming! i especially liked how 'graves' rhymed with 'graves'...........................FIVE TIMES. SOME might say six; i say five.

    to MyPoemList for sure!

    and THANKS so much for offering for my use January 2017's SHOWCASE, Section A, which is starting out as one of my/our best! !

    bri :)

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    you typed enthral, which i thought looked ok. BUT when i was putting poem into showcase, enthral got underlined in red, so i Googled. It seems enthrall is correct, but for now i left the poem 'as is' with an explanatory Bri's Notes after it in the showcase. lf you ask/tell me to change it, i shall, and i will remove part of the Bri's Notes as well.

    ha ha ha. Have a happy new year.............if you can............and want to!
    bri ;)
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  • Simone Inez Harriman (12/29/2016 12:30:00 AM)


    I fear for our planet as the politicians gamble with the stability of the earth. Poor environmental choices that ultimately kowtow to the more greedy and more powerful corporations. Sadly the exquisite beauty you have penned so eloquently is at dire risk and would have our forefathers crying in their graves.....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 29, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 25, 2017


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