In A World Of Maybes

‚ÄčIn A World Of Maybes 
Regrets linger

Between two worlds

A role forever played
Reality or fantasy

Dreams within desires

Maybe; alternative universe

What could of been
If choices were different

Faces of now, never be

Replaced by if only

Excuses endlessly blamed

Thoughts never existed
Maybe, maybe

Circumstances are better

Perhaps opposite is true

In a world of maybes

Exist a place for dreams

Hope thrives, survives
Written by Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen 

January 27th 2017


Dear Self 26/01/2017

Dear self,

It has taken 26 days into the new year to remember writing to you. It ain’t slack, just been busy. By busy I meant I’d forgotten.

So the decision to take writing to another level has been made eh? You had taken your sweet time making up your mind. About time.

Hopefully this year will outshine the last. Seems impossible to do but as you know, nothing seems out of reach. The results of last is the perfect example. Risked were taken yet gained a thousandfold.

Anyways, back to sleep, I mean back to being busy.

Take care you.

Eyes Of Another

Through the eyes of another

To see what they see

Different perception of life
Wild creatures in the fields

Playful by nature

Without worry nor responsibility

Through the open fields they ran

Sense of freedom, we’ll never know
Creatures of the wide open ocean

Vast territory to explore

Secrets of the deep; only they know

What an amazing adventure that would be

A whole new world we barely touched
Through the eyes of another human

Especially those that experienced much

Sorrow, pain and heartbreak

Tormented by regret and blame

Only then shall we truly understand

The simplest, smallest of efforts

May mean everything to those who has none
Written by Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen

January 16th 2017


For the longest time

Hatred controlled my thoughts

Turned my heart into stone
Truly believed I was left behind

While life continued on without me

Till envy and jealousy overflowed

Truth be told; fault was my own
Refused to move with time

Stubbornly stayed in the past

Watched as everyone slowly fade away

Until a stranger to myself I am
Realization resulted by acceptance

Truth shall never fade from existence

Always lurking in the background

Patiently awaits when it’s time

Glorious, beautiful; lessons of life
Written by Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen 

Thursday 13th 2017