Life; before discovery of poetry

Written by Tan Nguyen
Thursday 26th of May 2016

Life, utter disarray
Expectations engulfing
Slowly, little by little
Piece by piece; falling apart
Situations worsened
Despite countless attempts

Feelings, emotions
Within, secrets never revealed
Taught as a child,
Showing is weakness; not allowed
Forbidden, especially being a man

Learnt through many years
Pretending, everything is alright
Within; tremendous pain
Mask, a face of a strong man
Inside; tearing, ripping to shreds
Heart and soul, torned apart

Tears; shameful to display
Falling only at night
Alone, everyone sound asleep
Silently flowing down
Trails of wet lines hitting the floor
Listening,
Making sure no one is around.

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