In Memory: Koh Yeow Tong

by Allan CF Goh

Yeow Tong is the name,
Athletics, his fame.
He raced with the wind
For his famous wins.
He soared in the jumps,
Never mind the bumps.

Came the sun or rain,
On field, he would train.
In rugby, football,
And more, he walked tall.
Now he lies stilled, lamed;
Classmates mourn his name.

May his soul rest in peace,
By God’s side, feeling pleased.

  1. #1 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 10:39 pm

    As I sip my Teh Boh
    I just have to ask Mr Goh
    In all honesty.
    Pray tell us who is the late Mr Yeow Tong Koh
    That we can all remember him in posterity?

  2. #2 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 10:51 pm

    I looked here, I look there,
    I looked everywhere.
    Where oh where can i find out more
    About the late Mr Koh
    That he be unknown no more?

  3. #3 by cemerlang on Thursday, 18 July 2013 - 10:52 pm

    A wise advisor in the shadows of the background, may be ?

  4. #4 by good coolie on Saturday, 20 July 2013 - 8:11 pm

    Every man’s death subtracts from me
    For I am involved in mankind.
    Therefore do not send to ask
    For whom the bell tolls.
    It tolls for thee!

    (Part of a poem by John Donne. It is the custom of certain Christians to toll the ‘knell” – single rings of a church bell at intervals of say, 20 seconds – to signal the death of a christian, and to ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of the deceased).

    Since the bell tolls for me, I say to whomsoever you are Mr.Yeow: R.I.P.

  5. #5 by good coolie on Saturday, 20 July 2013 - 11:10 pm

    “Mr. Koh”

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