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  • First Wahnam Poetry Contest Submissions--Closed

    Dear Family and Friends,

    Post your poems here, on the theme of "Changes."

    For information regarding the contest, please see the contest announcement here.

    To discuss anything related to the contest, please go to the "Poetry Contest Discussion" thread.

    Please post only poetry submissions to this page.


    Last edited by Charles David; 2 July 2015, 04:13 PM. Reason: Add Link
    Charles David Chalmers
    Brunei Darussalam

  • #2
    Hi all! Here is my little poem for you. Hope you enjoy!

    How my life changed for the better
    I will tell you with this letter

    Attended Sifu’s Chi Kung course
    Learned about internal force

    And a great ancient art
    was transmittet heart to heart

    Now live my life the Wahnam way
    Smile from the heart every day

    Having so much joy and fun
    Thank you dear Grandmaster Wong!


    • #3
      Fly far to the East for a very special stay
      And get lost in the flow of the rich Sabah way
      Smiles from all around will be a gift for your heart
      All just for writing some poetry art
      And basking in Malaysia as a prize would be nice
      I just hope I can win for eating mango sticky rice
      Love, and do what you will.

      - St. Augustine


      • #4
        Haiku 5-7-5

        Shaolin means to ends

        Health Combat Enlightenment

        Chi Kungfu and Zen !
        Damian Kissey
        Shaolin Wahnam Sabah , Malaysia .


        • #5
          Honoring the School

          Five animals frolic in the flowing breeze
          Jiang Nan's legacy rooted in all continents
          Here, traveling dragons converge every summer
          The Golden Bell continues to ring across the world

          I pay homage to all the great masters of the past and the present


          • #6
            As the dusk sinks into the depth,
            the dawn rises, a new life's breath.
            While stars slumber the day away,
            the Sun sits upon its throne to stay.

            Eon's of time drift by in such ways.
            Titan forces strive to rise and fall,
            known to many but remembered
            none at all... sunken, sequestered.

            As such history becomes forgotten
            myth, pure eyes of the dragon insists
            that dreams were once so boundless,
            with potential for fantastical prowess.

            Yet from the ashes will they so rise.
            Reborn again from this path of ages.
            Forged with the fires of trial sublime.
            Beholden to them for such changes.

            Those celestial powers by which fate
            decides what birth of stars sanctified
            our lives. Light flows in ecstatic state,
            which multiplies our world's divide.

            What tomorrow beholds is sung today,
            the present, past, and future display
            such potential for initiation supreme.
            Ultimate Meaning of This Dream.

            I awake to find my life has been
            a dream where day to day I send
            my hopes and faith into the void
            so boundless, with all hearts joy.

            From the depths I now rise again
            to see the lights of the world sustain
            my spirit toward such great heights.
            Looking forward with rested eyes.

            Vague forgotten notions of my slumber
            persist, yet the power they held insists
            upon my very soul today. A life so far
            away, brought towards this new goal.

            Dreams which were so brilliant,

            the change is now instant...

            "Night and Day"
            by David Langford
            Shaolin Wahnam USA

            "Every morning you are born again. What you do today is the most important thing".


            • #7
              The Five Animals Play

              Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

              Thank you Charles Sidai for starting this fun thread and, of course, thanks to everyone contributing to the fun! :-)

              Here is my little contribution:

              Welcome to the 5 Animals Play
              I'm a monkey in the very first day.

              I am now roaring like a Tiger
              Indiana Jones, Lost Ark Raider.

              What is like to be a deer?
              Well, I don't know my dear.

              Experience it for yourself
              But try not to be an elf!

              Remember, this is 5 Animals Play.
              From the very first to the last day.

              So, you can also be a bird.
              even if you have been a nerd.

              Remember, this is 5 Animals Play.
              and not Lohan Ask the Way!

              Why don't you try to be a bear?
              It doesn't matter what you wear.

              Remember, this is 5 Animals Play.
              Not the best time to pray!

              With Love, Care and Shaolin Salute,

              Last edited by sancrica; 4 July 2015, 10:02 AM. Reason: grammar... :-)


              • #8
                Millions of Years Gone by...

                A million years gone by,
                I watch the people,
                I watch the earth and I watch the skies.
                Born again and again but never in my rebirth have I seen the light
                New is old and old is new
                For as much I have searched the less I have found

                Another million years gone by,
                I know the light is getting dim,
                the disattachment from you my sense growing strong,
                for now nothing means anything,
                for old is new and new is old,
                I am for once agreed!

                For yet another million years gone by,
                I am still here but I see no more,
                far am I from the thoughts and evils of man,
                far am I from your reality,
                I am now on the other side.
                As old is new and new is old,
                I claim listen but do not hear!

                Millions and millions of years have now gone by but alas you haven’t known how far we've come.
                Millions and millions of times away I stand,
                I watch the people,
                I watch the earth and I watch the skies...

                Harmeet Singh Sagoo


                • #9
                  Man of great changes

                  Man of great changes.

                  Who is that man who walked into the room,
                  Smiling, bouncing with energy and lifting our gloom!

                  He teaches us skills which change our ways,
                  which allow us to thrive and enjoy our days!

                  Somehow he spread his teaching all across the land,
                  which wondrously allows our spirit to expand!

                  Soon everyone will be healthy, happy and live long,
                  Gratefully following the footsteps of Grandmaster Wong!

                  Jas Diu


                  • #10
                    Would you?

                    Would You travel to Beid star?
                    Sigung gets you there by car!

                    He came here to teach you mate
                    You just need to stand up straight

                    Do you need vitality, enhance health
                    or better mood?
                    Try to learn from this Great Man
                    And chi will be your new food

                    Would you like your chi to flow?
                    Close your eyes and just let go

                    Please don`t think and don`t pretend
                    And your mind will soon expend

                    You will get more than you need
                    Energy from head to feet

                    * my very first try in english


                    • #11
                      Here is my first poem

                      Young boy wishes he were superman
                      How far I could fly
                      To see the world with my eagle eye
                      Momma let me tell you all that I know
                      If only I were all grown

                      Be still, my child

                      Young man dreams he was superman
                      Handsome, strong, and daring
                      If only she would notice me
                      I don’t want to be me, I want to be more
                      I want my name to be known throughout the world

                      Be still, my heart

                      Weary man dreams he was superman
                      Escape the ennui of my life
                      My job, my kids, my wife
                      How did it come to this, what happened to my dreams?
                      And now I haven’t fulfilled anything

                      Be still, my mind

                      Old man realizes he was super man
                      How far have I flown
                      All these years if only I had known
                      The joys and the pain, the highs and the low
                      It was the path not the goal that made me grow
                      My life was in my own hands
                      But that I dream makes me human

                      Be still, my soul


                      • #12
                        And here is my second poem--with inspiration from my boyfriend

                        There’s a goal in my mind and I know what I want
                        I just don’t have the change to pay up front
                        I’ve got a year and if I save
                        A little bit each day will go a long way

                        Save the penny from the 99c store
                        See if my boss will let me work more
                        Scrounge up nickels from the back of my couch
                        Score! Someone left a quarter lying about

                        I must be diligent, I must be brave
                        Not to spend money since my girlfriend will rage
                        No more dinners, no more drinks
                        She’s even threatened no bedroom hijinks

                        Customers throw some bucks in my tip jar
                        Only a few months now, I’m not far
                        The canned food has been worth it
                        Just gotta buckle down and endure it

                        It’s been eleven long months
                        And this contest caught my fancy
                        Wait, I’ve won a free course?
                        Well my girlfriend will be happy

                        “Change in my boyfriend’s pocket”


                        • #13
                          Flowing is fun!

                          Flow, flow, flow,
                          flow with the wind of change.

                          As I sit here and watch the sky
                          Clouds, thoughts and moods passing by
                          I cannot help but notice
                          A smile on my face and in my heart.

                          Is this just the start?
                          So little time of practice
                          Such great result
                          Makes you feel like on a catapult

                          Grateful to masters present, past and future
                          For guidance, happiness and bliss
                          Dwells and grows like a steady stream
                          Of Flow- the Flow of love and divine kiss
                          Our beloved Grandmaster has made it very simple for us:

                          Don‘t worry,
                          don‘t intellectualize,
                          just enjoy your practice.

                          May all beings be released from all suffering!


                          • #14
                            The Seven-Star Set poem

                            The Seven-Star Set poem

                            A treasure in our school never taught so far before,
                            Offered for those who are ready to develop even more

                            Ignorant a young disciple once was in his mind,
                            Not realizing that his master's instructions were incredibly kind

                            Not seeing a sense of what he was asked to perform,
                            Blinded by what he thought was considered to be the teaching norm

                            Painful the realization was indeed
                            When the master showed the fruits of his own's training seed

                            Being so lucky though to get another treasure, it’s sure,
                            The young disciple must have had good karma n a heart pure

                            This treasure covers the secrets of the famous Shaolin,
                            it was secretly kept and was not often seen

                            Graceful, powerful, soft and smart
                            The treasure shows how to overcome the brutal strength and the hard

                            Sound East and strike West,
                            the palm should reach the opponents chest

                            False or real, signal high, attack low, that is hard to see,
                            Successfully applied victorious a fighter always will be

                            Our Sifu carries this legacy, ready to share from heart to heart,
                            To receive the treasure at Bern's course one just must take part
                            "From formless to form, from form to formless"

                            26.08.17-28.08.17: Qi Gong Festival with 6 courses in Bern:
                            Qiflow-Triple Stretch Method-12 Sinewmetamorphisis-Bone Marrow Cleansing-Zen Mind in Qi Gong



                            • #15
                              The Monkey Flow

                              Standing still enjoying my breath
                              Oh my god this is happiness on earth
                              Now it’s time to do my thing
                              Let me do my monkey swing

                              I’m a little monkey I shout
                              Running all over the place, look out
                              I run and jump and shout with joy
                              I feel like a monkey Oh I cry

                              Roguery pops out at every turn
                              Whose bag is this I’ll give it a churn
                              You over there I shout with joy
                              You’re a monkey too, Oh my

                              This is the best thing I have ever felt
                              This has to be heaven on earth
                              It is called the monkey flow
                              Hua Tuo five animals, there you go.