john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,231 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Festival Haiku - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9 August Poem by john tiong chunghoo


Indigenuous peoples
in the wild a voice
grows loud by the day

indigenuous peoples
a distant strain of thunder
growing louder

indigenuous peoples
the only exotic fires
still flaring

indigenuous peoples
the only exotic dreams
left in our backyards

indigenuous peoples
in a world of uniformity
the privilege to walk a dream

Submitted: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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