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God gave you a mouth so you could talk.
God gave me a mind and mouth,
so I could think before I talked.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2016


Symbols in Stone

The main portal of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine consists of two side by side doors.  Above is the tympanum, composed of a relief sculpture in limestone.  537 more words

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The Future Is Always Brighter, In Most Cases

we can’t self grow
if we let our past
haunt our
every breathing moment.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2017


The Typical Night

Usually when I get off work I head to the gas station and buy a 6 pack of beer. I used to be self-conscious about going into all the same ones so frequently but now I really don’t care. 524 more words


you get me high

i could sit here and write a story about us.
but i’d rather just grab your hand,
and make this story come to life.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2017



I have been meditating on the story of Job and several things stood out for me which I will highlight as I go along. The characters that stood out for me in no particular order are God, Job, friends, relatives and Satan. 696 more words

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Sunday Night Blues

The weekend is such a blessing. Rest. Recuperation. But facing a Monday morning always puts me in such a funk.

Silly, really. It’s all in my mind. 151 more words

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