Blank Pages

You’re merely another entity.
That’s stolen a part of me.
And I know this could never be real.
Because of the things you’ve done.
The things you’ve decided to do.
You could never take back.
And your love is something I’ll forever lack.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2016

Heart Shaped Leaves


Why couldn’t we have met sooner?
Maybe a month or two before
you said your I do.
You didn’t even get a chance,
to take a second glance,
to see if he’s the one for you.
And now I’m sitting here,
contemplating if life
is ever fair.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2015

Art of Unrequited Love 

I’m nine hundred and fifty miles away.
Without any delay,
The thought of you has also traveled straight my way.
And they say,
Time helps the heart forget.
Yet we shared nothing that makes me ache.
Only my hope of being the one you yearn for.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2015

That’s Life for You

I feel as if I’m cursed.
I’m always at my worst.
I’ve searched far and deep.
For the last couple of years and these past few weeks.
To have found someone,
That makes my heart beat.
But the situation is something we can’t keep.
And again I’m left here to weep.
Maybe in a different time.
A different world.
I can make you mine.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2015

Tracks to Being on Track

Cars and roads
to trees and birds.
The last straw.
To get away from it all.
You’re everything.
The only one that can bend and mend
my hopefulness and hopelessness.
You’ve got such a grasp on me.
This is my last effort to be free.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2015