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kaile
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0 posted 05-26-2001 08:40 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for kaile

We slog like tireless ants
ignoring our weary grimances
beneath our expressionless masks

striving to climb the prosperity ladder
hoping numbly that
happiness would be ours

Yet happiness may well be a concrete entity

It is attained:

when I cross unscathed
a road of honking motorbikes

when excited children
enthusiastically wave hi

when a smile spreads across
a weather-beaten street child
as I offer a plastic bottle

when I learn to say Thank You
and someone blushes

when the waves tease me temptingly
then twist me around in
all sorts of contortations

when I suffer no motion sickness
despite undesirable gruelling rides

when I see a rooster crossing a street
and cows being lovey-dovey

when I sit down to
exchange horror stories
and savour strong coffee
with companions worldwide

when all I have
are the possessions in my backpack
and a willingness not to acquire more

© Copyright 2001 heng kaile - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-26-2001 09:05 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I've always dreamed of backpacking across Europe... what adventures you must have encountered! I love this piece, and yes, it must make everything clear to do something like that. I hope to join you someday in that understanding. Thanks for sharing.

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

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great piece!...awesome imagery...i enjoyed this a lot...thanks for sharing and hope to see more soon ... ...?

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Looks like you wrote while backpacking a lot. I really like your new stuff and I want to see more more more!

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily

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4 posted 05-27-2001 03:35 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

Lovebug, its always good to travel...you get to learn about different cultures and customs but most importantly, you realise how blessed you truly are and come to terms with your existence more readily...i hope you will do likewise some day...

albert, thanx for the read and yup, i hope to share more soon....

javier, no, i didn't write during backpacking but i hope to reflect on those fun-filled 11 days and come up with a series of journal poems.....thanx for your anticipation
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I presume this is your experience in Vietnam?   I think I can picture it, what with the photos and this 'image' of the countryside  
 
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