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“I was inspired to write KNOW one evening when I was having dinner in my flat (alone of course) when I saw a phrase with an enlarged letter “KNOW” flashed on TV. 


Look around I hope you will see
Wherever, whoever you may be
Give and forgive and stop the blame 
Don’t you KNOW we are all the same?

Here, there and everywhere
Untimely death everyday
Sadness and sorrow we create
Don’t you KNOW premature fate?

Time and time again
Greed makes us stake claims
Resist and detest come what may
Don’t you KNOW that’s what HE says?

Myth and mystery of the Almighty
Spawned countless deities
Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem or Christian
Don’t you KNOW it’s alright to question?

Day and night so predictable
The long road uncharitable
Where’s the stop or destiny?
Don’t you KNOW that’s a mystery?

Material world so adore
Never enough but more and more
Material world immaterial
Don’t you KNOW it’s superficial?

Gather around and say the prayers
Are you there we can’t wait forever
Patient my child says the priest
Don’t you KNOW you will be in the list?

What’s the difference to live or die?
The living pretends, dead don’t lie
Be true to yourself and all the rest
Don’t you KNOW that’s Divine’s test

Cultures, civilizations in tatter
Will this world get better?
Talks and negotiations supposedly civil
Don’t you KNOW we are the devils?

Children full of hope and promise
Time passes but none can insist
Future’s bleak, time unforgiving
Don’t you KNOW the pain of living?
Truth be told once and for all
Is there GOD to salvage our soul?
Show yourself and show us how
GOD, don’t you KNOW the time is now

Look around I hope you will find
Salvaged souls and remnants of time
In the scripture nothing is masked
If you don’t KNOW you are an ass

Jit H. Lim 
Street Lawyer
3 August, 20082 
10 a.m.


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  1. Date: 10/13/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Really set me thinking on those issues you surfaced. Well done, Jit!

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 9:11:00 AM
    Very good poem. I KNOW you will go far with your writing.