By Alex Andy Phuong


Do more than uphold
 Have the head held up high, and
 Be honestly bold


Newfound perspective
 Relatively relative
 A new point of view

The Good Choice

Negative antagonists
 Will always go against
 Positive protagonists
 But there is no shame in being good
 Because sometimes good things
 Are truly evil in disguise
 And being righteous is never a crime
 Please do good things with limited time


Align alignment
 Experience wonderment
 Living day by day
 Not worrying what others say
 For this day
 Is the only day
 And utilize the mind
 To align the
 To become whole

Being Free

Forgiveness does help
 Let it go and show yourself
 To be truly free

Towards the Light

Do more than shine bright
 Try and try through one’s own might
 To do what is right

Winter Garden

Snowy weather
 Winter cold
 The fear of getting old
 Yet aging is a miracle
 For it shows
 Still being alive,
 And as the snow
 Melts away
 To reveal rebirth,
 People could rediscover
 The beauty of the Earth,
 And sometimes waiting
 Is all that one could do,
 So let the storm pass
 While staying loyal and true


More than physical
 Partially psychological
 Beyond comprehension
 Fitting within
 Social normality
 Appropriately fitting
 Despite height and weight,
 Wait and see what lies ahead
 To stay one step ahead
 Of the competition


Living day by day
 Seven consecutive days
 Try not to be weak

For Here

For here is the place
 Where one originates
 A land that is the product
 Of toiling the soil
 Let this place hold
 The secret to being bold
 Before going to go
 Out into the world
 Before safely returning
 To a place held dear

Genuine Friendship

After graduation, friends from school grow apart. Nevertheless, I do keep those people in
my heart. My best friend will never think concretely, but I do accept real life (as well as my own
life) completely. I am an intellectual, but I have also met fools. I actually play by the rules.
Having one true friend really is good enough. I am grateful for my one and only friend.
I will love all that is good until the end.

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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