Everything Yet Nothing

Everything Yet Nothing

Written by Tan Nguyen
Tuesday 26th of April 2016

Everything is on my mind
Yet, nothing at the same time
Full of thoughts
Empty of emotions
Feelings dazed and confused

Opportunities comes but once
Life, gifted from above
Wasted with self doubts
Stuck, frozen in place
One step forward
Three steps backwards

I’ve tried my best
Making the most of the situation
Circumstances I’ve put myself in
Gaps which can not be filled
No matter how hard I’ve tried

Years of waiting
Being idle, forgotten to live
Standing by
While the rest of the world
Kept moving forward
Playing catch up to lost years
Held back, by those that say
“They care”.

Dimensions Shared

Dimensions Shared

Written by Tan Nguyen
Sunday 24th of April 2016

Somewhere within
Different dimensions are found
Reality mixed with fantasy
Illusions combined with fiction
A world created by imaginations

Infinite possibilities
Limitations non existent
Breaking the mold of boundaries
Further than dream worlds
Either nightmares or premonitions

Stumbled upon new discoveries
Roads unknown before mistakes
Accidentally, maybe even destined
Whether the outcomes
Be it positive or negative
Life, is all about finding out the unknown.

Once In A Lifetime

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Once In A Lifetime

Written by Tan Nguyen
Saturday 23rd of April 2016

Opportunities come but once
Risk, certainly is high
Chances taken and grabbed
Once in a lifetime
Knocking at the door

Like a shooting star
Lasting for only an instance
Appearing suddenly, gone the next
Moment to seize the opportunities
Letting it slipped on by

Lasting for the briefest moments
Hesitations are costly
Doubts and fears
Results in a life time
Filled with terrible regrets
One day, far into the future
Asking ourselves whys and ifs

Life is too short
Worring unnecessary
Important turns unimportant
Goals, aims, being misguided
Being true to self, never wrong

Like the shooting stars
All eyes and attention
Focused on the star of show
Shining beauitful, filling the sky
Centre stage, leading character
Knowing in my heart
This is my moment.

Flow Of Emotions

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Flow Of Emotions

Written by Tan Nguyen
Friday 22nd of April 2016

River of emotions
Constantly flowing
Carried by the currents
Towards unseen destination
Sightseeing along the way

Feelings,
Sometimes overwhelming
Sometimes nothing at all
Emotions, hard to describe
Difficult, even to explain

Powerful, unlike anything else
Afraid of its strength
Mighty surges felt
Pushing against the surface
Unstable, any moment; explode

Fighting
Against the currents
The natural flow
Precious energy wasted
Unfocused, distracted by
Illusions, obstacles along the way

Learning, releasing the fears
Embracing whats not known
Enjoy flowing down the river
Fighting against nature’s orders
Fools errand indeed.

Visions Of A Brighter Future

Visions Of A Brighter Future

Written Tan Nguyen
Friday 22nd of April 2016

Visions of a brighter future
Hope manifested into dreams
Negativity tranformed
From positivity
All things became possible

Daring,
Dreams are dreamt
Suffering and pain
Part of life’s experiences
Through the heartaches
An emotional reward is given
Destiny favours courage

Visions, magnificent in brilliance
Wonders of the world
Opens its doors
Gateways to endless possibilities
Love, most powerful emotion
Heal, create or destroy
Fate held hostage
In the palm of your hand.

Before & After

Before & After

Written by Tan Nguyen
Thursday 21st of April 2016

Internet age
Online world of make believe
An escaped from reality
Pretending being anyone else
Anyone other than me

Life, fantasy world
Daydreams with words
Imaginations unchecked
Hatred of myself
Consumed me wholly
Buried deeply
Through many layers of masks

Forgetting myself
In the world of online
I lost that person
Somewhere along the way
Erasing my own existence
Rejecting fully
Denying my own acknowledgement

Decade long of resentments
Path of self destruction
Venturing onto a different path
Digging; what’s buried
Relearning, what’s forgotten
Feelings and emotions
Left, ignored through neglect

Finally
Accepted myself
Shadows, can’t be outrun
Follows me wherever I go
Embraced myself truly
Without pretending
Nor lying to myself
Mistakes in life
Doesn’t define me
It’s my actions
Afterwards which counts.

Steps Taken Back

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Steps Taken Back

Written by Tan Nguyen
Thursday 21st of April 2016

High above
On the mountain tops
Strong winds
Blown against my face
Tiny figures
From heights far away

Larger than life
Images seemed to be
Intimated being near
Distracted by imaginations
Obstacles given undeserved credits

Steps taken back
Peering from different angles
Viewing from different perspectives
Clearer thoughts
Emotions calmed

Problems; struggles
Amidst the turmoils
Borne chaos
Distractions plentiful
Continuous mistakes
Streak of endless pain
Shadows everywhere

From a safe distance
Hindsight; accurate
Functions
Operating as it should
Without distressed
Amazing capabilities
Human minds; brilliant.

Road Less Taken

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Road Less Taken

Written by Tan Nguyen
Wednesday 20th of April 2016

Paths unwinding
Opportunities arises
Unexpected chances
Paths less taken
Roads of the unknown

Familiar trodden paths
Similar outcomes as before
Same steps, same sceneries
Appeal slightly lost each time
Walking down that same old path

Daring to venture
Towards unknown and mystery
Senses of adventures
The thrill of the chase
Blood pumped with excitement
Feeling alive, life lived again

Intertwined with fate and destiny
Outcome may be predetermined
Sacred oaths made long ago
Instead dragging feets
Making life more interesting
Walking down that road less taken.

Because Of You

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Because Of You

Written by Tan Nguyen
Wednesday 20th of April 2016

Sometimes when I closed my eyes
Visions of you standing by my side
Fantasy made true
Against all odds
Dreams are dreamt
Fulfilling my wildest wishes

Wandering across great distances
Searching for a place
To call my own
A place to belong
Fate smiles down upon me
Granted my greatest desire
The day when I’ve found you

Strengthening my resolves
All my struggles and pain
Finding the reasons
Continuing on my journey
Because of you
Every negativity I’ve encountered
Worthy of experiencing
A million times over again

Sometimes I am afraid
If I opened my eyes
Everything will disappear
That I am still in a dream
Afraid that one day
Everything that’s good in my life
Only a fragment
Of my imagination.

Wandering Minds

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Wandering Minds

Written by Tan Nguyen
Wednesday 20th of April 2016

My mind is a wanderer
Drifting easily here nor there
Like a butterfly
Sampling the flowers
As it passes by

Constantly flowing
Unable to stay still
Restless, even while asleep
Taken a break from reality
Thoughts are focused
In the land of dreams

Thoughts are my companions
Never leaving me astray
Only place of comfort
Letting creativity run wild
Creating illusions
Discovering, exploring
Land of make believe
Combined with false reality.