By Alex Andy Phuong
Picture Picasso Painting abstractly Attempting to redefine Dreary reality Pictures worth more Than just a thousand words For words Attempt to define art Yet beauty is purely subjective And is much more Than personal opinion For pictures Sometimes just speak for themselves
Within reality, Virtue holds value. Choose more than goodness Extend righteousness Volunteer voluntarily Help for free, To free oneself and others From agony. Never feel ashamed For being a beacon of hope To combat dark despair Because assisting could offer A breath of fresh air, As well as the satisfaction Of demonstrating maturation
Clear and transparent A window into the soul Clarity matters
Do more than just be Practice caring selflessly And love oneself, too
Seasonal seasons Offer several reasons For living life Fully and Richly While also never Apologizing for Being oneself Even as clouds Attempt to obscure The sky and sun, Yet life can still Be fun If people embrace change Instead of fearing that constant Because natural nature Is the main reason To enjoy being human
Varying variety Differing differences Diverse diversity Cultural melting pot Blending socially Within Modern Modernity Stand up for all To avoid the fall For all people are human After all
Acquire and inspire. No need to boast About a collection. Simply gain, And regain, While avoiding disdain, And have the courage To dance and sing in the rain Even if circumstances Become dire
Authoritative authority Official news Legitimacy Legality Written consent Writers having permission To provide wonderment For even within reality Authors hold their own authority To their literary legacy Please read voraciously And write passionately
Not Last Place
Do more than let go of the past No need to feel imprisoned No need to travel throughout the town Find oneself, instead of being last Head held high, And do anything constructive Or productive As time goes by And live unapologetically Rather than live a lie Do try!
Try not to put off Until time runs out. Live within the moment, Without fear and doubt. Even though the future Did not happen yet, That time will, In fact, Come, Especially since time never stops Ticking away, So instead of being afraid, Simply live today Each and every day
Even without payment Time spent Assisting and helping Can help Both externally And from within But only with The decision to begin
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.
2 thoughts on “Picaresque and Other Poems”
A wonderful collection of poems! Well done 🙂