About Life and Death 

About Life and Death

If life were not worth to live,
why would mortal man
not
to choose
an instant checkout
with or without a suicide note.
instead of patiently standing in the line
not waiting for his turn
but praying
for
its
delay forever.

life might worth to live,
t’is the sole reason why
many people have continuously dragged a dim life
they would hope someday
they’ll find a bright light
at
the very end
of the dark tunnels.

It could be that life ain’t worth to live
but man were so scared of facing his own death
and its unknown aftermath
ti’s why he’s still alive
so far

anyway, “to live or to die”
ain’t
about the choice
but about the inner insecurity
that forces immortal man to follow his own fate.

Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
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A Friend in Need Is a Friend Indeed.

 

A Friend in Need Is a Friend Indeed.

we’ve known each other for many years.
as a good friend of mine,
he’s always too nice to refuse my request,
whenever I ask him
to do something
for me
or with me.

i dropped by his house early this morning
to invite him
for
a walk.

he popped his head out
looking
up.
it was raining hard.

I was well covered
inside an orange raincoat
under
an umbrella.
He stared at me in silence
with
a bizarre look.
as if I were too insane
not
knowing what I was doing

i could easily translate his hidden message
clearly into words:
“are you out of whack, man?
how the hell would expect me going out in this miserable weather?”

ignoring his hesitant mood
i
insisted:
“c’mon. let’s go”.
he didn’t disappoint me.
he jumped out of his house.
we did have a soggy
but joyful walk
together.

he who is the best and most loyal friend of mine
often reminds me
of
one of Mark Twain’s popular quote:
“the more I know about people, the better I like my dog”.

21-10-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

Nữ HOÀNG CỦA MUÔN HOA

Nữ HOÀNG CỦA MUÔN HOA

 

Muôn hoa khoe sắc thắm

Lung linh dưới nắng xuân

Hoa nào đẹp bằng em?

có nụ cười xinh xắn,

rất tươi tắn quyến rũ

đằm ấm và hấp dẫn.

 

Em má thắm môi hồng.

Nón nghiêng dáng e ấp;

Tà áo dài lơ thơ

theo cơn gió phất phơ;

như cánh bướm bay vòng,

én lượn quanh từng không.

 

Em:  tiên lạc xuống trần

thẹn thùng thả gót sen;

Tóc vờn trong gió lộng;

Mắt biếc màu thiên thanh,

trời  xanh không mây đọng,

biển yên không gợn sóng.

 

Em chân dài, eo thon.

Mùi da thịt trinh nguyên

hơn dạ lan ngát hương’

quyến rũ bao ong bướm.

 

Muôn hoa khoe sắc thằm

Chẳng hoa nào bằng em

Em chính  là nữ hoàng

Anh tôn thờ muôn kiếp

 

20-10-2018

Thảo Chương Trần Quốc Việt

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ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF WOMEN

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF WOMEN
 
Ninety nine percent of women in this world
are completely unknown to me;
however I adore
them
all,
regardless of their looks and shapes.
 
I enjoy:
sexy chick’s with tiny waist
so
tiny
i could even hold it with my fingers.
attractive girls of long legs in short skirts
too
short
that nearly reveals their mossy prairies.
 
I admire:
older women who have been beaten up
by the heartless flow
of
time;
their beauty is no longer intact
yet they are experienced and mature
in their way of dealing with men
 
I respect:
all female seniors who are at the end of their ropes
but still happily hanging
onto
what they have in their palms.
 
One percent left are those women
whom I know
they’re actually very close to me
I love
I care for them
as they are related to me
my grandmas, my mommy, my sisters, and all other female relatives of mines
of
whom
I am in need for my life.
 
if there were no woman in this world
how could I be survived?
 
who would make me wait for …a very long time when I date?
who would jack up irregular heartbeats?
whom would I be in love with?
who would be with me when I feel lonely?
who
would make
my life more interesting
in endless daily arguments during my lifetime marriage?
 
every man needs at least a woman.
if there were no woman
this world would be boring to death
and men would become nothing;
zero,
nil,
zip,
zilch,
naught.
 
therefore
i enjoy,
i adore,
i love,
i respect,
i care for
one hundred percent
of all women in this world.
 
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet.

Somber Though

Somber Thought

hearts
shattered…!!!
so devastated.

over fifty people killed
four hundred others injured.
by
only
one
madman.

how could it be?
why did it happen?
who would comprehend it?

to create such large scale damage
in the Stone Age
it
would
take two tribes
to have their armies at a full war

Let say a madman has access code to highly sophisticated weaponry
of atomic or hydro bombs
what would the future
of modern
man
be
???
??
?

Thao Chuong

To my friend Ed Meredith

To my friend Ed Meredith

your beloved brother has left everyone
whom he loved
for 
the unknown.
your mourning heart is shattered to cope with the devastated loss

it’s very stressful for all of us
to
say good bye
to the one we love.

maybe, you would see him again
in another world
at our home
where we originally came from

my dear friend
I have gone through the same pain in the past
my heart
IS
with YOU
I wish HIM rest in peace.

You and I are also mortal beings
When will
it
be
your turn
and mine?

Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

Courtesy Would Land You in Someone’s Troublesome Water.

Courtesy Would Land You in Someone’s Troublesome Water.

I was so confused,
I didn’t know for sure
about 
that specific issue
I was desperately in need of a plain clarification
it was purely the reason
why
I had asked you that damned question

I wanna be honest with you
I didn’t feel at ease, at all
with your polite
reply:
“oh no.
so sorry for it
let me check on that.
I’ll find out and let you know.”

While I appreciate your good intention in social courtesy
I still don’t get your point
why would you waste our time
by
beating
around the bush?

You clearly didn’t have the answer
why not just say:
“sorry. I don’t know”
it was as simple as that.

I have to admit
I had already had a rough time
when I did not get what I had expected
your polite reply was acting like more gasoline added to my intensive fire
apparently, you didn’t have any luck
you stood on my way
and got my bad day

So you know
courtesy sometimes doesn’t help
you’d better stay
far
away
when someone is in his own hell.
it’s none of your business
don’t turn someone else’s problem into yours.

30-9-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet