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

Curtain Call

She said I am charismatic.
Little did she know,
it was all an act.
Because when I'm left here alone.
My true colors become known.
If only she could be with me.
I would have the strength
to keep up with this show.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2016

Quiet Screams

When it's just you and I.
Things sort of feel right.
We keep everything so naturally.
But it's hard to keep it at those times.
With wandering eyes,
and eager ears.
And I know this isn't right.
But I can't help but think,
he wasn't right.
And I'll remain far from sight.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2016

A Tragedy Written in a Short Story

The semester's almost over.
We're all getting older.
Seeing the world for what our eyes see.
Perceiving it for what it should be.

It's time to live and forget,
Regret all our mistakes,
Misplace and erase.
Any living trace,
That ends up right back at you.

We're finally moving along,
And all that's left is just this song.
The long ride home was never so long.
A path I surely never belonged.
A lesson gone all along.

We're finally moving apart.
I wonder how you stole my heart.
The lies been written in your eyes.
A tragedy left two thousand miles behind.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2014