By Alex Andy Phuong



Jellicle cats
Classic musical
Evolving via
Biological evolution
Along the passage of time
Flying high on trapeze
Blowing like a breeze
Witness the story
As T.S. Eliot’s cats
Hope to defy aging
Even though getting older
Is normal
Unlike the cats conceived by
Painters, poets, and musical directors



Emotional tension
Slowly giving way
To self-acceptance
And maturation
Rather than outburst
Burst with freedom
From the pain of the past
And keep living
And giving back
To the world
Via self-forgiveness



Being a character
Upon the stage
Rather than being a mime
Doing something valuable
With limited time
Having voices raised up
And rise up
To accept reality
Within the surrounding world
And within oneself
To realize potential
Via willpower



Shoot baskets instead of bullets
Dribble rather than quibble
Play ball
And that is not all
Score for the team
Pursue one’s dreams
Play hoping to
Inspire young minds
To practice good sportsmanship
And formulate well-rounded citizens
Upon the ultimate basketball court


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.

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