My Poems

Long Shadow

Long shadow

Lin Yutang said the end of the day is near When small men cast long shadows But there is no need for fear From the shadows will emerge heroes.   A long shadow blankets our country We seem to be in a state of regression The political situation is cause for worry Patriotic hearts bleed for the nation.   Long ...

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Irony of Life

Irony of life

They were classmates from young With characters bordering on yin and yang Tom excelled in his studies Vince fooled around with his buddies.   Tom was always careful with his money Vince was a spendthrift as his vices were many Everyone thought success in life for Tom was a no-brainer Vince had no second thoughts about cutting corners.   Tom ...

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RIP Vasanthapiriya Muniandy!


Like a blossoming flower That was the way you were Sensitive timid and shy Much too young to die.   Falsely accused of stealing your teacher’s handphone That was when everything went wrong Your hurt was so deep Your mind just flipped.   You were so vulnerable to the false allegation Your dignity and rights subjected to serious violation Your ...

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False Allegation

False Allegations

It hurts it really hurts In my heart the pain lurks Consuming me with the urge to hit back An eye for an eye tic for tat.   A respectful act meant as a tribute Ended up being rebuked False allegations fly Insinuating my kind act was a lie.   On second thoughts I won’t resort to hitting back That ...

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Fear is false evidence appearing real It isn’t any big deal It exists only in the mind Fear is just a lie you will find.   When fear rears its ugly head Don’t freeze as if you are dead Deal with it with courage Don’t be imprisoned by its cage.   Acknowledge the issues at hand Face them like a ...

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Lonely girl in the rain

It’s raining again She shivers in disdain The night is cold She longs for someone to hold.   Lightning and thunder Arouse a deep sense of loneliness in her As raindrops relentlessly fall on her head She wishes she is dead.

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Sedikit-sedikit Lama-lama Jadi Bukit

Saving dime by dime

Sedikit sedikit Lama-lama jadi bukit A little bit over a long period of time Can create a small fortune dime by dime.   Save a nickel save a dime In due course you will find A jar filled to the brim A small fortune beyond your wildest dream.

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The Con Man

Con man

He has always hungered for money Throughout his life journey By hook or by crook Nothing is wrong in his book.   He presents himself real well His ulterior motives are difficult to tell Once he knows your Achilles’ heel He exploits your frailty at will.   He is adept at misdirecting suspicion And playing on your emotion For him ...

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What Is Happiness?

Happiness is a choice

The November 2017 issue of National Geographic features the article The Search For Happiness with Costa Rica, Denmark and Singapore touted as some of the most joyful places on the planet based on the different strands of happiness: pleasure, purpose and life satisfaction. These different strands of happiness braid together in complementary ways to create lasting joy. How people view ...

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