By Alex Andy Phuong
Include via inclusion. Embrace change And improve Surroundings As well as oneself. Help and assist While resisting Negativity, And strive to better The world, And that itself Is a choice. Let voices Vocalize To help realize The precious value Of accepting Acceptance
Not Always Gone Forever
Even when grieving, Never stop truly living. Keep on believing!
Off to the Pier
Life is sometimes hard, Yet there is no need for fear. Have fun at the pier!
The best way to live Is to free oneself from strife And do one’s own best
Rather than standing, Set a standard for oneself, And benefit all
What Has Been Re(a)d
Vivacious passion Fiery intensity The red carpet Leading to the red room Literary cinema Pull the curtain For the big reveal And stay at the edge Or else what has been seen Might proceed to the following scene
Changing involves more Than simply changing outfits. It involves being fit Because of the notion of “Survival of the Fittest.” Adaptation is also much more Than a film that features Meryl Streep Because no one knows What life has in store, So prepare, And change with care
The Best Performance
Get into the act Of being responsible Ready, set, action!
Center of it all More than having a ball For life is not A fairy tale, Yet people can still Wish upon wishing wells, And allow time to tell What life has in store Beyond doing Cinderella’s chores. In fact, Life is only boring If people suffer from ennui, So live life fully, And simply be
Four lines All parallel Wishes for health And feeling well Time does tell That magical spells Involve fantasy That conflict with reality, Especially beyond Post-modernity, Yet while publication Is overrated, And some authors Are outdated, Rectangular books And lines of poetry Can still enrich And enchant With no need to rant, And align readers And audiences To celebrate The gift of life Narratively
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.