By Alex Andy Phuong
Poetic twists and turns Sometimes driving off course Yet still Moving forward And onwards Towards the journey To Self-Discovery To Formulate One’s Own Identity
Watches tell time Measurements of an enigma Something truly sublime Watching a life Fade away Is sad But not as bad As wasting a life Because a life spent In the pursuit of happiness Only results in dissatisfaction Take action Or else no one else will
No need to rehearse Pen a poetic verse Life is not a curse Because it only is If one perceives it that way Give into reality Especially within current modernity And pave the way To a better day Starting today
Urban Arts Life in the city Universal ways of life We are all people Metro Riding on buses Go public transportation Leave marks as we go Graffiti Being artistic Sometimes disobedient But passionate, too Not Just “City” Life City or country All people live their own lives Wherever they are
Surrender And utilize sense cease resisting acquiesce Never retaliate Simply appreciate
From Here On Out
From this moment on Life will keep going on And even if the end were near This place held so dear Reminds of memories And reminiscence Deep within consciousness While the conscience Encourages the continuation Of life itself And never fearing failure For that could Teach And Inspire To Soar Higher Instead of being afraid Of dire consequences Because time itself Keeps on ticking And moving on Is optional
New Historical Era
Times have changed And time does pass by As well as sometimes fly Nevertheless, Reach high towards the sky And the future might be unknown But self-acceptance And the realization Of constant change Can help people Find humor In how funny The real world Truly is The real world Welcome to modernity!
Ideal Practically perfect in every way Paragon for perfection Unobtainable paradigm Nevertheless, Reality is reality And despite reality Real life is also A mater of Perception And Perspective See life Through an idealized lens
Previously published in The B’K Volume 12 Issue 1 in Winter 2020 Once in a lifetime Might sound cliché But each person really has Only one life And it really depends On what that person Does with that life That ultimately defines character Upon the worldly stage
Through personal will Keep going until Reaching the Ultimatum
2 thoughts on “Guiding Guidance and Other Poems”
Loved all the poems.
I loved all the poems too