The poem which I like to share with everybody is uniquely Singapore. This is because of the environment and our way of life in this country.Other people may not feel the same sentiment that I have. Anyway, let the poem speak to you……..
A baby, chubby and cute,
Melts your heart with its look;
With smiles and gurgling sounds,
It tries to imitate,
The words that adults make;
When communication fails,
It cries and wails;
Armed with basic psychology,
It survives its infancy.
A toddler, curious and active,
Explore within its safety net;
Short span and easily distracted
He is taught by natural tutors:
A fast learner, he begins to exercise,
To test the endurance of its keeper;
To know its own boundary of mischief,
And to exert his new found freedom,
He rolls and crawls, exploring under watchful eyes!
Able to communicate, he devours knowledge,
And learns the wisdom of past decades;
Each teacher contributes to his character,
Moulding him into a unique teenager,
From thence, he chooses his peers,
And develops his own behaviour.
His mind is bombarded by diversities,
Learns to handle life’s complexities in university,
Now he faces life’s reality!
What he has been taught, he shockingly realizes,
His lofty ideals turning to ice,
He begins to learn life’s survival skills,
Or else, he’ll soon be killed;
Society is a natural university,
Better than stone-walled university;
Its teaching is real and perfect,
That can’t be duplicated in man-made project;
He matures in wisdom and grace!
All too soon, age catches him up,
Before he can perform his best,
House, car, wife and two children he has;
All these have altered him doing his best
These have ensnared him like the rest!
How many of us can change the world,
And be the lighthouse to the rest:
BE THE STATUTE OF LIBERTY,
WITH ACTION AND NOT STANDING IDLY!
As I have just said, the poem is written according to my sentiment : Through my eyes…..a voice crying in the wilderness!