By Alex Andy Phuong


Spirits high
Defy thy sky
More than I
For the lively
Live freely
Lift oneself
Be thyself
No matter what city
Or residence
Where one resides
For the world
Is the home of all


Sunrise sunset
Sunrise sunset
Cyclical cycle
Begin again
And again
Darkness giving way
To light
And enigmatic life
Life might appear meaningless
But existence does have a reason
Why else would human beings
Come into the world
For anyone can uphold
Gandhi’s challenge
Of looking in the mirror
And changing for the better
Dare to dream
Rather than bind oneself to certainty
Become certainty avoidant!


Many would seek opulence
And majesty
Yet wonder still lies all around
Unless harsh realities
Veil such beauty
If one could do more
Than simply see with the eyes
And open hearts
Luminescent knowledge would
Pour in
And will those hearts
To provide Contentment,
And Tranquility
For the brain that craves too much
Loses its train of thought
Unless it learns that
Enough really is enough
And sufficiency is sufficient


Estival Festival
Fun in the Sun
Twelfth Night or What You Will
Feste playing along
During this poetic song
And it is another day of sun
For the dreamers who seize the day
Every day
All and all

Materialize Reality

Time stretches
Across the universe
The world is diverse
Read a poetic verse
Celebrate the melting pot
Of the world
with no need to improvise
Materialize reality

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 “Vivacity and Other Poems

  1. My comment: The poem “Ritual” made an impression on me. The following lines, in fact, made me think a good deal: “Life might appear meaningless But existence does have a reason Why else would human beings Come into the world” I’ve often wondered why we are here, why the observable universe is so large, and whether the answer lies somewhere between God and Darwin. When I mention this to others, they tell me that they’ve thought about it as well. Scientists say that the universe is approximately 13 billion years old. The question then is, what was it like before those 13 billion years? It is indeed something to think about. Sincerely, Frank Kowal


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