By Alex Andy Phuong

Mr. Bear

Mr. Teddy Bear
He is big and soft and good
Much more than a toy



Treasure this moment
Express gratitude
The Present moment
The profound gift
Of life
In spite of the bleakness
That characterizes modernity
Reality reveals
That there is so much beauty
In the world
Making it hard to stay upset
Especially since aesthetic beauty


The Gift of Time

Time is
Current currency
Now is the greatest present of all
And even before the fall
One can utilize time
To do the sublime
Donate and spend time wisely
For the gift of time
Is the message of this poetic rhyme


Grow Yourself

After birth
Aging is normal
Growing up happens physically
But being mature is a decision
Rather than a circumstance
Maturation could happen
Upon the acceptance of reality


Gone with the Wind, but Never Forgotten

Southern aristocracy
Social hierarchy
Blown away when Sherman
Marched to the sea
Inspiring creations
Indelibly etched in Americana
Olivia de Havilland,
Thank you for your cinematic contributions
And she will always be The Heiress
Within Hollywood royalty



Calm tranquility
No need to be ostentatious
For that was who Jane Austen was
An author uniquely “Austen-tacious”


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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