Off CyberGrid and On Nature 

Off CyberGrid and On Nature 

it rained hard
and also cold
outside
today
nonetheless I could feel
the intense heat from the raging blaze.
“Fire and Fury” has just started burning down
my southern neighbor’s home-troublesome-home
it has swept through the big dome
of
his White How
it really pissed of her How’sWhites.

so
fed up
of being continuously poisoned
with these filthy rubbish.
I decided to get off the electronic grid
by
turning my hot laptop off
putting my China-cheaply-made raincoat on
and taking a long walk
along
the beach
from Esquimalt Lagoon
to Albert Head Lagoon

the ocean covered itself with a misty curtain
it was miserably soggy
not much could be seen
afar
from the shore

wind tremblingly howled
it
threw
furious sound
of tedious waves into the cold air;
watery threads splashed at my face

the trek took longer than usual
as scattered driftwood
on
sand
and pebbles
became too slippery
very tricky to navigate through.

it was dark
by
the time
I got back to my vehicle
I was mushy like a wet blanket
still, the heat kept radiating throughout my entire body.
I felt fresh
anew

Nature is my Caring Mother
who carefully puts my life back into perspective
she tells me how I’m supposed to live
SHE is always
with
me
whenever I am in need of her.

07-01-2018
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca

For Peace of Mind 

For Peace of Mind 

I know
silence is great for meditation;
it would keep my mind in peace.
however, I have to pay a costly price

I must close my eyes
so tight
’til I can see nothing
in
front of me
in broad daylight .
especially, falling tears
from the unbearable sufferings of my fellow humans.

also, I should close my ears
so, I no longer hear the crying sound
of any dying being
around
me.

the reality is too painful to take
yet, its alternative is more troublesome to bear
one has to pretend
that
everything is alright
everyone is fine
the world in which
he lives
would
be
momentarily serene.
while it is actually fallen apart.

I’d rather scream, whine, cry…
to let my heart go wild and my mind go insane
instead of fooling myself
for
peace of mind.

HOW about YOU?

01-07-2018
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca

Who Takes Shit from Climate Change?

Who Takes Shit from Climate Change?

Climate Change is always in the hands
of
those guys
in neckties and suits.
they always conveniently go for utmost pro-fist.

they don’t really care what would the consequence be
so long as big bucks keep
flowing smoothly
into
their fat wallets
so that they maintain their luxurious lifestyle .

climate change has zero impact on their daily living
when
it is too hot
AC is automatically on
they can drink beer then take a nap in a cool room
when
it’s chillingly cold
they could enjoy fine wine
and exotic
sex
in a warm bed
on a comfy sofa
on a heated floor
or right inside their comfy limousine.

unfortunately
it’s the homeless
who have to take the bullshit
they have no place to go
but to stay in the cold
whenever
it
snows.
also, they are the ones who have to bear the heat
when the sun’s scotching the earth.

now
you know
the damned good reason
why big guys are bold deniers of Climate Change.

Amen.

01-06-2018
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet.

Show to Those Deniers Your Proof of Global Warming?

Show to Those Deniers Your Proof of Global Warming?

USA is the only country that refused to sign
the Paris Climate Change Accord.

Ah, American fellas;
take it easy,
close both eyes,
and listen to your beloved FOX NEWS.

For sure,
it’d let you know
it must be a faked news
from the dammed mainstream media.

Oh,
yeah,
your talented big brother
also said
NO
to Global Warming.
and you know
he can be never deadly wrong.
why the hell does anyone else not believe in him?

to those who still dun wanna trust him
he has wisely pointed out the clear evidence
that
it’s heavily snowing
and chillingly cold in the East Coast.
New York is buried in deep snow.
unless your partner is in high heat
and your bed sheet is about
to
catch fire.
Otherwise, how do you feel warm?

Therefore, I must clap my hands and feet
and shout aloud:
“bravo to America
for saving trillions of Dollars
and to Donald Trump
for
Making America
the Number One country in the world.

01-05-2018
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

Y not Food-Exercise at the Y? 

Y not Food-Exercise at the Y?

he is really tired of carrying his fat belly
and torturing himself
to his breathless
death
with
those
boring fitness
equipment at YMCA

he loves eating food
chewing is really a damned good exercise for the jaws .
also according to many researchers
it reduces high anxiety for soldiers
before going
to battle
field.

alas, he don’t find no
vending-machine
at
the Y,
he asks himself
y
the hell
don’t the Y sell Chinese chow mein
so he could chow down this oily stuff into his far belly

Y
not food exercise
at the Y?

Y?

01-05-2018
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

The Same Dammed New Year Resolution 

The Same Dammed New Year Resolution 

I. In the Livingroom

the whole year round of hard-work without a break
hey, it is the right time
to slow down
sit back
relax.

all electronic devices have their time off
the DVD snores aloud in high-pitched beep
the flat screen TV is smiling in a dream durin’ its sound sleep
those remote controls joyfully rest in peace
the sofa is the happiest
as it has the heavy load
temporarily
getting
off
its fat belly.

the messy livingroom is abnormally quiet
somehow, the cheerful spirit of New Year has a positive impact
that could force the couch potato of the house
to lift his rusty butts up for the popular
resolution
of losing weight

II. At YMCA

finding an unoccupied spot used to be prettily easy
at the Y parking lot.
not
any more.

I have witnessed an unusual surge in the traffic volume.
I have to drive around
for a couple of rounds
patiently await;
‘til a vehicle
pulled
out.

on
the first
four days of New Year,
I have met some brand-new faces at YMCA.
they don’t do good at the gym, as they’ve keep trying
to experiment fitness equipment
one
after another
in a short period then giving up.

after they become aware of the cold fact
oh
dear
deadbeat exercise,
they join the regulars in the swimming pool
for those lazy stuffs
that help
them
easily sweated
without much effort
in the hot tube, the steam room, or the sauna.

New Year resolution is but viciously shitty mission
extremely
easy to make,
yet, difficult to commit,
and nearly impossible to accomplish.

however, it does help provide couch potatoes
with a firsthand experience
and a realistic perception
of
how difficult it is
to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

01-05-2018
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage. ca

The Wonders O’ Modern Marriage 

The Wonders O’ Modern Marriage 

a modern Adam looks into his eyes,
holds his hand,
kneels down,
then asks,
“honey
would you marry me.
I would be thrilled to spend my entire life with you”.

a modern Eve looks into her eyes;
holds her hand,
kneels down
then asks,
“honey
would you marry me.
I would be thrilled to spend my entire life with you”.

it is utterly confused
and very odd to the ears and eyes
of
those
who have never witnessed a unique event;
when a man proposes another man
whom
he falls in love with .
or a woman wanna marry another woman
whom
she likes to share her bed for a lifetime.

God must be furiously mad, so are His followers
Adam must marry Eve as husband and wife.
not another Adam as partner,
likewise for Eve.

same sex in love and companionship is religiously a strict forbidden sin
that cannot be committed.
otherwise sinners would be penalized eternally
in a Satan’s
burning
hell.

however, like their two first ancestors,
mankind has always defied God’s laws
and also endlessly rebelled
against His holy power.

as a result, same sex marriage has become a social reality
also an increasingly legal fact
of
the modern era.
creative humans usually enjoy trying new things
for the thirst of being challenged.
it don’t matter
whether
their lives would be better to worse.

like it or not.
neither the Church of Lord
nor the Governing Brother
could regulate what people do in their own beds.
why da hell would they always remain the right
to put their stuffy nose
and sniff
on people’s murkily stained bed-sheet?

practically, same sex marriage
is
way much better
than the conventional marriage,
it gives endless joy without having biological kids
no duties of raising own children.

in addition, same sex relationship provides
one hundred percent guarantee
for
no accident
of unwanted pregnancy
therefore, no abortion needed.

it’s the damned good cause
that the Church must be in support of,
not
against,
any same sex relationship.

01-03-2018
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca

My First Poem of New Year

My Wish to You All in the New Year

Cheer to you all – both my friends and foes
for our good health,
peace, 
love,
and everything else,
YOU and i are really in need of.

Health is most vital for all beings.
whether it’s related to physical or mental state.
without
it,
living is but suffering.

don’t work too hard like slaves.
let’s slow down to take good care of our health.
stop trading your priceless treasure
for
fame,
power,
money, etc.
or our craving thirst of becoming celebrities.

Peace on earth for all humans has been our wild dream.
it’s our impossible mission – an everlasting illusion.
however, I’d like to keep it on my wish-list.
simply, I don’t want to lose my hope.
maybe
someday,
mankind is kind enough to live fully in harmony together.

I think it ain’t possible to change the world.
yet, it’s doable to control ourselves.
certainly, everyone of us
could retain
our inner
peace.
I ask myself,
why would I not better keep
my own little universe in its serene nature?
it is up to you to do whatever you’d like about peace.

Love is my most favorite piece,
which I love to add to my wish list
ah, what the heck is love
without
sex?
alas, when we fall in love;
our heart is blind.
our mind is dead,
our lives could be flushed into public toilets

therefore, I love
not
to fall in love
but to make love,
by climbing to top of a joy mountain
‘til
I drop dead
in a stained bed.

I think these are all what I need of
for my entire life.
but
hey, if you wanna have everything in the world..
even you don’t really need them.
I wish you would have all.
however, I beg you:
please
don’t abuse,
don’t kill other beings,
most importantly, don’t over-exploit our mother nature.
unless, you don’t mind destroying our only refuge.

anyway, I wish New Year would offer mankind a kinder way of living.
I do believe the age of eighteen must be more mature
than the confused state
of its seventeen.

Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca
01-01-2018