You’ll Never Know

As long as you are smiling.
This sadness is something I'll just have to bear.
A bit of everyday my heart starts to tear.
As long as you are smiling, I'll keep smiling.
Pretending as if there was nothing there.
This loneliness is something familiar I'll learn how to wear.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2016

Heartbreak Story

This is what we do.
We let our feelings decay
As we let time past us at bay.
We haven’t even seen each other for a mere second of the day.
And I’m starting to realize what you’ve already realized.
That, what we have,
Or rather what we had,
Was nothing but bad.
And now I’m seeing you smile,
As if you’ve felt nothing but glad.

© 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

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