Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Why? Why?


the muslims are right
god tells them he is one
to tame their heart
the hindus are right too
- given liberty to worship
god the way they deem fit
did he even turn to them to make a fuss?
his right not too, and not ours to question why?
it is his game, his right to play it his way
buddha is right too
- granted enlightenment
to help humans understand their pain
and oil their journey to him
to those God has shown his stand
let them stand by him the way he wants it
the master of the game holds the world
and the thousand of faiths in his tight fist
to save or crash them is just a flip of the palm
let nobody even question him why
for the answer might just come crashing in a tight fist

Submitted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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  • Konjit Berhane (3/14/2006 9:48:00 AM)

    a very interesting poem...i have alway wondered in my thoughts but never in my prayers...if the end result is crashing i will never even think of it...hahaaa..
    nice poem wish i had written it....

    peace

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