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


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

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

Now Or Later, I’m In No Rush

We are beyond this space and time.
If only our lives could have aligned.
Like the stars in the sky.
Magical and divine.
Wondering if the past life us has ever gotten a chance to meet.
Or did we live life without passing each other a simple greet.
And if the afterlife us will ever have a glimmer of hope.
Because it’d be an utter shame,
if we never got a chance to be each other’s one.
Even if it’s only for a short period of time.
Undoubtedly realizing, we’d carve each other’s hearts with the words;
“you’re mine”

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2016