Are You Still the Same?

for my “LL” group

Taking a stroll down memory lane

Are your voices still as sweet

Are your hairs still as lustrous

Are the waves still as soothing

Are you still the same?

Are you still the same?

The fun we had playing game

during Tết dinner party;

The shocked reaction you took when I

crushed

your sand castle at Vung Tau beach;

The day you asked me when

I would come back and

all you heard was

but a moment of silence

while the fragrance of plumeria

was overwhelming in the air

Are you still the same?

Despite an ocean and over a decade away

Despite the dreams lost or materialized

Will you remain the same for me

when I come back home?

❤❤❤

I was inspired to write this poem after listening non-stop to this song:

Em Van Nhu Ngay Xua

5 Comments

  1. Hi Temy, glad that you are back writing/ blogging. How are you doing? That’s a beautiful and great poem you have shared. Yes, sometines we do miss our friends who are so far away… yet, I’m sure close to our hearts. Lovely to have you visit and appreciate it! Take care and Happy CNY! 🙂 🌷

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    1. Hi Iris, thanks so much for your kind comment about this poem, but honestly I was surprised. I wrote it in Nov last year, but was not pleased with it. I wanted to express my feelings in a different way with unconventional imageries in the first stanza, but I couldn’t. I read it again several days ago and was still not able to edit it better, so decided i would just post it! 😃

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      1. Yes, sometimes others read it differently and enjoy your poem… you conveyed a meaningful message. Glad to hear from you and my pleasure to comment! Thanks too for your good wishes, Temy. Be encouraged and keep posting! 👍 😃 Much love.

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