Tan Nguyen

unnamedMy name is Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen. Writing found me at a time I needed it most. It has helped me to heal and has shown me a world I didn’t know existed.

Through poetry, I’ve learnt different ways of expressing myself. Discovering, knowing, understanding the person I am.

I can’t imagine my life without poetry. My desire is to share a little part of myself with the world in hopes of spreading the importance of poetry in our lives.

Wandering Endlessly

As stars shines brightest
Against backdrops of night
Moon leaves nothing hidden
Revealing its full potentials
Beautiful, whole; in silence

Wandering while awake
Wandering while asleep
In my dreams I’ve searched
In my reality I seeked
Endlessly finding answers
Upon questions unknown

Sunshines down
Lighting my way
Determined to supply
Lending a helping hand
Making sure; I don’t trip and fall

Moonlight arrives
Retiring lights of day
Taking over for awhile
Letting sunshine slumber
Resting after a long day

Endlessly in my pursuit
Wandering from reality to dreams
Hopefully realising my purpose
Knowingly; only in guesses
Uncertainties still fills my mind
Perhaps fear and doubt
Prevents any further progress

Across fields of nightmares
Ocean without a bottom
Mountains high above clouds
Forests, deep within jungles
Unexplored by mankind

Drifting as wind blows
Flowing as rivers falls
Waking moments or dreams
Both being very similar
Difficult to identify differences
Telling them apart
Snowflakes slowly dances
Only to be melted into water
Sometimes even flames
Creatures and all