Poem: Still Standing

Inspired by a chat with Linda Ong, from Lunarin. This one’s for you, Linda O. 🙂

STILL STANDING
==========
Being cut
Up

Did me a lot of good.

When you
Saw me in the hospital later

Your first words were:

I have never seen
You so calm.

And you
Were right, you know?

I was calmer
And better

The scars were almost
Faded like a lost song

What’s important is that
Here
I am

A little thinner
But still standing.

~ Ivan Chew, 28 May 2008


Lonely Tree
Originally uploaded by fitaloon

Advertisements