By Alex Andy Phuong
Scientific chemistry Romantic sensibility Mind over matter Mad as a hatter They had chattered They had flattered Even flirting Could come off As too strong Back off Or be wrong And sing a song Because passion Is a matter of selection
Purify purity Practice serenity Surrender the heart Ease the mind Witness the sublime No need for guilt Relent resenting To establish Peace within And finally win Against impurity
Wishing well Full of dreams Time will tell What lies ahead And getting out of bed Can get people ahead On the journey Towards improvement By wishing the surrounding Society The best towards Enlightenment
Fasting teaches humility For hunger reminds how All people Are fundamentally creatures On the singular home Beneath the celestial sky. Even as time passes by, And though it might sometimes fly, Human beings can still create And also appreciate The gift of life Rather than suffer from strife When conflicts Are external Or internal Especially since sustenance Is fundamental for survival
Accepted for publication by DSTL Arts on December 7, 2020 Volume 6; Issue 2 (Spring/Summer Issue, 2021): Fitting In - Following the Leader Do more than follow Become a sincere person By helping fellows
Accepted for publication by DSTL Arts on December 7, 2020 Volume 6; Issue 2 (Spring/Summer Issue, 2021): Fitting In - Following the Leader Conformity would Diminish vivacity Fit in through pure wit
No need to beg pardon Simply forgive Especially for oneself For being Locked up and away Is imprisonment Yet there is no need for banishment Give and receive gratitude And see the light of this one and only day
Employing sense And common sense While balancing between Sensibility Within reality Coins are silver and bronze Yet hold more power Than The Wizard of Oz For feeding the birds And the hungry Will prove who Has the mind and the heart To help the unfortunate While expressing gratitude For being fortunate
For example For future reference Knowledge acquiescence Giving the chance To forgive And start again Is an ideal way To deal With what is real Which does make sense
Monitor thoughts Open hearts Real life is reality Part of real life is modernity Life in the current moment will always change Nevertheless, there is no need for rage As long as one person can maintain self-control, then that person can remain whole Everyone is human, after all. Accept!
Gather around Round and round Spinning cyclically Especially within reality Reality might repeat itself But that is because The Earth is circular So gather together And live with pleasure
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Enjoyed each poem.