My Lost Love

My Lost Love

the love, which I have just lost;
even
if 
someone
has found it
returned to god’s lost-and-found section.
it must be too late for me to have it back.

it’s too much to take;
I couldn’t believe it.
my heart’s shattered;
my mind’s frozen;
my soul’s dying.
I’m buried deep inside a Satan’s burning hell.

oh
no.
it ain’t
the truth,
but a nightmare,
in a maze with many layers of bad dreams.

please help stop this the terrifying trance.
wake me up, please
‘til
I would come back
right
to
the moment
which i was just falling in love.

03-11-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

The Universe Without YOU

The Universe Without YOU

YOU are the only one
whom
i’ve loved 
i’ve cared for
and i’d die for .

even
the earth is spinning
the sun is shinning
everything is still fully intact.
yet, you’re no longer here.
not much
left
for me to be inspired,
for my life to be bright.

love
would be eternal,
as in my wild dream,
at the time, i fell in love with you.

even though, I know this world is over-populated,
with billions of people out there.
but not YOU
the one,
whom
I’ve been always thinking of.

The universe,
without
YOU,
is emptily meaningless.
it’s a hell that burns my heart eternally.

03-11-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

Death is the Only Guarantee for Life

Death is the Only Guarantee for Life,

not 
much
you can do about it
whether death worries you,
it bothers you,
or it scares you.

death is a lifetime guarantee
without
any exception.
all mortal beings must go back to dust.

unfortunately, no guarantee
for
the dream
of being re-born.

also no warranty regardless how much one has paid
in full amount,
in advance,
for the reservation
of a seat in heaven.

absolutely,
no money back.
even, one would find out after his death
such a prepaid ticket was just an artistic scam.

anyway,
life
itself is a precious gift
which depends very much on us
of
how each of us
would like to spend it.

some prefer to trade
for
money,
fame and glory,
or power and authority, etc.
others love to keep and enjoy it for themselves.

it doesn’t matter much
how one decides to do with his life
so long as, he doesn’t regret at these last minutes
by the time, he checks
out of
here.

02-11-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

The Cycle O’ Life and Death

The Cycle O’ Life and Death

i’ve been strolling around for many years.
sometimes,

wonder
where would I be ended up?

i would be like a patch of cloud
which is wandering away and eventually vanished
at the unknown
horizon?

an autumn
leaf
flies away from its branch;
it always goes back to its roots.
would i be the same?
when i am out of here,
i’d go back
to
the place
i originally came from.

it’s my forever sweet home
where i’ll take a hot bath and a good rest
then i stay for awhile to recharge my energy;
before i‘d be drifted again to another world
through an endless cycle
of
life
and death.

01-11-2017
Thảo Chương Trần Quốc Việt

Trick or Treat in the Halloween Season in U.S.A.

Trick or Treat in the Halloween Season in U.S.A.

Most leaves
of
course, 
except the evergreen
have nearly fall off those trees.

Here
it comes
tonight is the end of October;
Halloween is the amazing season of kids’ and dentists’.

Small children, especially teenagers
in scary costumes
are roaming
about
from one neighborhood
to many others for trick or treat.
of
which
dentists will harvest
the fruitful outcomes later.

However
in the adults’ scary world
of the United States of America
the Halloween has already started at the beginning of this year
Zombies have nearly taken over the whole country
they have infested many cities and states
the United States Capitol
and the House
painted
White.

All kids must go back to school tomorrow
for
them
Halloween is absolutely over.
however, the adults’ trick or trick is messily scary
this fun game wouldn’t end
until
either all humans are terminated
or all those zombies would be sent back to their tombs

Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

No Secret Under the Sun

No Secret Under the Sun

we could never know
what
someone has
concealed inside his own pocket.

no valid point
for
us to make
any false assumption
about what is really inside.
we also have no right to violate someone’s own privacy.

It is so true
“no secret under the sun”.

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest.
we’d better take the “wait and see” approach;
sooner
or
later,
the truth must reveal by itself.

nobody would fool everyone forever
even the most skillful scam artist
who
eventually
will be caught red-handed
and he’ll pay a costly price
for
deceiving people
and robbing their trust.

Oct. 30th, 2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

My Fall

My Fall

when a leaf leaves its branch,
it’s no longer green.

when you said bye to me;
it is opposite.
you were fully intact;
my heart was shattered as fragile glassware dropped on concrete floor;
my mind was dried like a desert;
my soul turned to blue;
i
was
no longer me.

maybe
i am just a leaf
you are my living stem
when I fall onto the ground
I’m gradually decayed
to fertilize my roots
for
you to have new shoots
my mother tree will be green again

30-10-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

Canada and Her Multiculturalism

Canada and Her Multiculturalism

Canada is the true sanctuary of all beings
from
refugees 
who seek for safe heaven
to
immigrants
who want a better future.

We
Canadians have No problem
opening our arms wide
to welcome you
all
in.
So long as everyone must abide by the laws of the land.
Not
the land
has to bend its laws
to make you so pleased
that you can fully retain your old way of living,
regardless
how bad your cultural practices would be.
such as
females are belonged to males
a man can have many wives
he could abuse his kids if they don’t obey him unconditionally,
et cetera…

We don’t mind making
any compromise
for
all newcomers
to maintain and enhance the best aspects of your own cultures.
However, multiculturalism doesn’t mean
that
YOU can hold onto something
which is either against the laws of land
or it disregards the Canadian mainstream cultural mosaic

We
do hope
YOU would adapt to the new way of life here
and resettle yourselves
as
new Canadians
with the pride of your own cultural heritage.

28-10-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

Of Immortal Being

Of Immortal Being

If man were immortal….
he would have absolutely
zero 
fear of death;
so he would have no nightmare of being burnt ceaselessly in a hell.
unfortunately, he would lose his most stunning dream
of owning a luxury waterfront home
in an eternal
heaven.

If man were immortal…
his life would bore him to…death.
he would have never made a final checkout
from this overbooked,
crowded,
polluted,
filthy
motel
which he adoringly calls his mother earth.

Luckily, man is a mortal being
who always complains
his life is too
short;
not enough for him
to enjoy a longer breath .
yet, he always wastes most of it
to rape the nature
and kill other beings
in order
to
collect useless things
of which he could have never been in need.

If man were immortal…
there would be no room left
in this immense universe
to
rest
his tiring butts
let alone to enjoy his happy living.

Why the hell does man always dream of being immortal?
Why?
Pourquoi?
Por qué?
Tại sao?
為什麼 Wèishéme?

27-10-2017
Thảo Chương Trần Quốc Việt