POETRY | God’s Right Hand Man By Joe Chan

Editor’s Note: This poem was first performed by Malaysian poet, Nuan Ning at the International University of Malaya-Wales Slam Off on October 16, 2019 where Joe Chan was awarded third place. It was such a delightful piece that we obtained Nuan Ning’s permission to post it here for you to enjoy. From the sambal chicken, To the pongteh pork. From the sambal petai, To the kunyit chicken. From the dried chilli, To the hot wok, Mother’s cooking, Oh my God. When she wakes up every morning, To sweep and mop the home, And to prepare breakfast, Mother’s cooking, Tops the servitude, Of God...

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