Sounds of the real world
And cinematic comics
Mythical and mystical
Intended to educate
About reality
Myths might be fictional
But they are definitely educational
For the Greeks and the Romans
And anything culturally worldly
Have impacted world history
Since the dawn of civilization


Poetic Style

Style and grace
Go hand in hand
Being original
is the greatest form of creativity
Follow convention
As well as defy it
Poems are not restricted by conventions
For imagination allows for creation


Taking the Initiative

All the world might be a stage
But all people can control their destinies
In spite of unfathomable concepts beyond human control
Be oneself
Accept reality
And keep living life
Despite mortality
Celebrate being able to breathe
Never stop believing
Never stop dreaming
Here’s to the ones who persevere
To achieve their dreams


Never Again

When the day is done
The day is done
And then the next day
Yesterday was the past
Tomorrow is not the last
But remember that time itself is limited
So go ahead and make the most of the present
To pave for a better future
Because today will never come again


Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University-Los Angeles in 2015. He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes about literature, film, and culture. He has written film reviews for more than one hundred motion pictures for MovieBoozer, and his writing has appeared both online and in print. Alex is a writer who dares to support the ones who pursue their dreams.

One thought on “Mythopoeia and Other Poems by Alex Andy Phuong

  1. Alex,
    You should enter the Amy Lowell prize for Poetry. Submissions (snail-mailed) due bu Oct 15. Look it up online for guidelines. Entry is free; payoff is over 60 grand.


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