Friday, April 18, 2008

THE TOY SOLDIER

Image courtesy = www.amrk.net
I BURIED A TOY SOLDIER
I BURIED IT MANY YEARS AGO
WRAPPED IN BANDAGES, DENTED, BROKEN
IT SURVIVED THE PENDULUM’S TO AND FRO

DESPITE RUST AND MILDEW, IT MARCHED ON AND ON
TILL ONE DAY I DUG IT OUT, WELL PAST ITS’ FINAL DAWN
THE BANDAGES HAD WITHERED
THE SOLDIER HAD CRUMBLED
BRUTALLY CRUSHED AND DAINTILY HUMBLED

MY JOURNEY HAS BEGUN, FULL OF ECSTACY AND PAIN
AND MY SOLDIER WILL NEVER BE MY COMPANION AGAIN

6 comments:

  1. you have been writing and expressing your feelings in a different way. This time I showed this to my family members and they liked it very much.

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  2. WOW! Superb! .....I'm running out of ways to compliment your talent!

    Rhea

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  3. Hi Meiyang,

    Half we live half we die........
    but when we start its always a new life........
    what remains are few wet eyes.....
    the past this way.........
    comes alive...........
    thats 'A Human's Life...'
    some in present........some in past.......
    future still remains.......in dark.

    Call it a buried soldier or a child.

    Bye and take care

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  4. Hey Chang,

    Moments just fly by...
    Some go unnoticed,
    while the others turn into memories.
    Some leave smiles;
    Some bring-up tears..
    But what keeps burning is the essence of life - your spirits!!

    Keep them up and just move on...
    Take Care..

    Loads of love,
    nitu

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  5. Dear Meiyang,

    That is an excellent poem for our times. I must commend your many talents.

    I am of Chinese ethnicity and a Malaysian citizen. I used to be a fan of Hindi movies, Hindi music and Bhangra, but have since found too little time for TV and movies due to my many volunteer commitments. I watched your performances on YouTube upon the recommendation of friends.

    Keep up the good work and godspeed.

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  6. This is Mark Ahlman, photographer of the picture above with your poem "The Toy Soldier". Thank you your artistic addition to the piece. I like it :)

    Mark
    amrk.net

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