john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,394 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Haiku - Unclaimed Monies - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

second world war
rewards of neutrality
swiss banks stashed with unclaimed monies

inspired by

1914 I: Peace

Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power,
To turn, as swimmers into cleanness leaping,
Glad from a world grown old and cold and weary,
Leave the sick hearts that honour could not move,
And half-men, and their dirty songs and dreary,
And all the little emptiness of love!

Oh! we, who have known shame, we have found release there,
Where there's no ill, no grief, but sleep has mending,
Naught broken save this body, lost but breath;
Nothing to shake the laughing heart's long peace there
But only agony, and that has ending;
And the worst friend and enemy is but Death.

Rupert Brooke


Comments about Haiku - Unclaimed Monies by john tiong chunghoo

  • Gold Star - 14,135 Points * Sunprincess * (4/30/2014 3:27:00 PM)

    ...........a wonderful tribute to brooke...thanks for this write.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (4/30/2014 7:27:00 AM)

    I'd like to claim! Lol. Nicely done! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 28, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 5, 2008


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