Knowing Everything

Knowing Everything

Written by Tan Nguyen
Saturday 30th of April 2016

Hindsight is always true
Unfamiliar situation revealed
Wisdom gained and proven
Discarded past theories
Insights unmatched, observed.

Theories constantly tested
Every new discovery found
Requirements, opened minds
Outside daily logics
Different surroundings travelled

Questions asked and seeked
Wondering difficult thoughts
If a year experienced is known
Knowing beforehand the events
Surely anticipation, excitement ends

I wonder how many people
Willingly choosed to continue
Being harmed, hurt or in pain
Knowing before it occurs
Without missing a single step
Courageous enough to go on?

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Everything Shall Be

Everything Shall Be

Written by Tan Nguyen
Saturday 30th of April 2016

Time; endless flows
Measured by human minds
Created for understanding
Knowledge beyond our grasps

Between our mortal forms
Empty spaces around us
Invisible forces, always in play
Imaginations, filled with longing
Hope, courage to dream
Withstanding all criticism

Lifetime of wanting
Intimidated by failure
Dreams, slowly fading
Hope, disappearing steadily
Paths, ain’t supposed to be
Shall never exist.

Silence After

Silence After

Written by Tan Nguyen
Thursday 28th of April 2016

Gentle breeze
Blown against nights air
Whispers being carried
Along winds currents
Brushed on by
Softly, slightly touches
Skins exposed in the darkness

Eerily silence
Presence felt strongly
Memories of the past created
Forever strained this night
Voices united, screamed loudly
Around the world, vibrated
All the corners, it was heard

Shocked, stunned into silence
United voices parted ways
Left standing in the rain
Mixed with tears it fell
Even now, makes no sense
Power to spare lives
Power to take lives
Sadness when humanity fails.

Forgotten World

Forgotten World

Written by Tan Nguyen
Thursday 28th of April 2016

Days are dark
Nights are bright
Hidden amongst the shadows
Kept harmful influences away
Lurking behind the covers
Unseen, yet safe

Terrified showing myself
Petrified standing in the light
Revealing all my shame and regrets
Ashamed to even show my face
Humiliations, ultimate disgraced

By what divine right
Shall I take the easy way out
Burden of life I must carry
Isn’t fair making my love ones pay
Mistakes I’ve made, are my own
Consequences are mine to handle
Responsibilities I must claimed

Easy way, cowards path
Sweet relief, selfish ways
Fate has fallen down to me
Pain and suffering I must endure
Afterall, I created the chaos
There’s no easy way out
Only facing everything head on

Road to redemption is long
Life time making amends
Righting the wrongs 
Making up for my own mistakes
Difficult journey lays ahead
Anything which is important
Never comes easy in life.

Seasons Of Yesteryears

Seasons Of Yesteryears

Written by Tan Nguyen
Thursday 28th of April 2016

Seasons come
Seasons goes
Bringing warmth
Bringing chills
Staying for a moment
Gone the next

Uniqueness seen and felt
Differences of the seasons
With eyes close tightly shut
Knowing it’s summer
By the warmth from the sun
Birds happily chirping
As the morning sun arises

Winter is felt keenly
White mist with every breath
Icy cold, covering the sky
Darker days, longer nights
Snuggling against each other
In comfort and for heat

Autumn is misunderstood
As the leaves fall down
Leaving trees bare
Painting streets brown
Associated with death and decay
Unknown is the true fact
Mother nature’s teachings

Spring cannot be
If Autumn doesn’t appear
Preparations for new life
First, the past must go
Stepping aside when time is done
Vicious circle being witnessed
Proving beyond reasonable doubt
Nothing last forever

Sometimes, with an blink of the eyes
Everything seems to vanished
Time, changes all things
Looking back, it seems so fast
Where has everything gone to?
New families have begun
Age, kinder to some than others
Reflection from the mirror
A stranger stares back.

As Long As There’s Life

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As Long As There’s Life

Written by Tan Nguyen
Wednesday 27th of April 2016

Flame from a candle
Burning, kept in existence
Flickering motions
Fading in and out
Trying as it may
In staying alit

As long as there’s breath
As long as there’s life
Hope remains
Discounted before the end
Fragile as it may appear
Future is unknown
Hope remains till the end

Extinguished flames
Given up in trying
Once its gone
There’s never coming back
Precious life, gifted
As long as there’s breath
Hope shall never fade

Life, neither fantasy or illusions
Reality; dreams come true
Living in make believe
Whose to say otherwise
Hope; fragile as the flame
Against the touches
From the slightest winds.

Remember When

Remember When

Written by Tan Nguyen
Wednesday 27th of April 2016

I remembered a time
When things became hard
I switched myself off
Closed the doors
Thrown away the keys
Hardening my heart
Denying entry
Into the deepest part of me

I remembered a time
When I pretended to be
Anyone other than me
Hated the person I was
Masking my feelings
An pretentious smile
Covering the pain
The hurt I felt inside

Those days have passed
By the grace of kindness
Tenderness from strangers
Non judgemental
Leaning me their shoulders
Unloading the weight
Burdens which I had
Carried on my own

Learnt how to expressed
Emotions hidden within
Through poetry
All things are made possible
Healing from inside
Radiating brightly
For all to see.

Once Were Strangers

Once Were Strangers

Written by Tan Nguyen
Wednesday 27th of April 2016

You and I
Were strangers
Once upon a time
Evolved; something special
Priceless beyond measures

Reaching out
Extending your arms
Grabbing my shoulders
Helping me stand
When standing was difficult
Forcing me to believe
In myself above others

Strangers, you and I
Once upon a time
Now closer like a family
Inseparable, strong connections
Part of me
Forever within you.

Leap Of Faith

Leap Of Faith

Written by Tan Nguyen
Wednesday 27th of April 2016

My world changed forever
Colliding with another
Leap of faith
Against uncertainty
Little knowledge
In feelings and emotions
Trusting in those alone

Across the ocean
Endless sky
Far as the eyes can see
Distant land
Different worlds
Hearts are bound
Destiny as one

My heart has melted
You’re the reason why
Love everlasting
Always by my side.

Poetry’s Warm Embraced

Poetry’s Warm Embraced

Written by Tan Nguyen
Tuesday 26th of April 2016

Poetry saved my life
Releasing emotions
Built up over the years
Expressing myself
Letting others know
Feelings I’ve kept inside

Poetry opened its doors
Accepting me for who I am
Showed a world
I never knew existed
Neither judging
Like so many others
Poetry means the world to me

Poetry watched me grow
Nursed with tenderness
Like a flower
Slowly blossoming
Opening myself once more
Revealing the beauty
I’ve kept hidden all these years
Poetry, is everything to me.