In Secret

Accidentally
Every time I miss you
My thoughts and my imagination
They carry me away to you

The grass looks greener
The roads look brighter
The world looks fairer
Those moments when you’re beside me

For I couldn’t feel less
When you’re around;
But I would be so lonely
When you’re gone

I felt my life burning
Seeing you’re in somebody else’s arms
I watched my heart dying
’Cause I couldn’t disclose my love

You are my friend, my friend
Please forgive me, forgive me
In secret I love, I love, I love you truly
So in secret my love, my love, I will bury my heart

Gin Suan Tung
(November 14, 2013)

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Mommy

From my youngest year,

You think of me
You care of me
You plan for me
You pray for me

You love me
You like me

You raise me up
You lift me high
You give me hope
You give me strength

You teach me
You train me
You try me
You inspire me, and
You wish for me
That all the loves in the world should be mine.

In this moment here,

I feel your love and care
I see your toils and tears for me
I know you’re so good to me
I think of you, and I’m amazed-

There’s no other like you, mommy.

 

© Gin Suan Tung
(July 16, 2013)

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Rain

in the rain

Rain

Rain! Rain! Rain!

Rain of the season I celebrated
with thousands of flowers, arrayed.
’Tis a deliverance from the heaven’s chains,
an escape from the sky’s floodgates.
For rain is a sign of liberty;
yes, an emblem of peace.
Oh, rain of the season I must pray:
while passing thru the garden spray,
come lighten my sorrow-filled day.

Gin Suan Tung

Photo credit @ JR P on Flickr (Creative Commons)

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Music & Poetry

Waterfall

Music & Poetry

The soft whisper of playful breeze

The scented breath of delicate flowers

The joyful noise of winged creatures

The cheerful sound of land-trotters

The rhythmic throb of crawling springs

The graceful flow of passing hours

The wileful smile of morning sun

The magic charm of starry skies

The sweet companion of season coats

The warm embrace of a bosom friend

When all is done, music and poetry

© 2013 Gin Suan Tung

Photo credit @ Alex Green on Flickr (Creative Commons)

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The Midnight’s Portrait

Night Sky

The Midnight’s Portrait

I came out thus late this time
under the bright mid-night sky.
The stars above me played around,
and the moonlight kissed the ground.
The breezy air tuned its symphony,
and the leaves danced in ecstasy.
There the laughter of sister flowers
mingled with the precious hours.
Then I heard a baby’s cry;
sweetened by a mother’s lullaby.
And I closed the eyes of mine,
slept in the paradise of time.

© Gin Suan Tung
(August 7, 2013)
Photo credit @ Jeff Krause on Flickr (Creative Commons)

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Immigration

Children

Children

Immigration

At Immigration
children looked mesmerized—
Shifting images

Gin Suan Tung
Photo credit @ ILO in Asia and the Pacific on Flickr (Creative Commons)

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Shelter Tent

Refugee Camp

Refugee Camp

Shelter Tent

Shelter tent:
A baby suckles
her thumbs

Gin Suan Tung
Photo credit @ Tracy Hunter on Flickr (Creative Commons)

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Sandcastles

Sandcastle

Sandcastle

Sandcastles

Sandcastles—
Where have the builders
all gone?

Gin Suan Tung
Photo credit @ Dave Carter on Flickr (Creative Commons)

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