By Alex Andy Phuong
Serious Unrelenting Sometimes using whips. Offer a new quip, And practice pleasantry, And at least try To try To live life Not so seriously, For even though Challenges do make life Challenging, Remember that All human beings Are fundamentally Being human
Surrounded by sea Alone is not loneliness Simply be oneself
A word is a word Say what needs to be said, and Speak cautiously, please
Striving for Creativity
Even when under pressure, Creating compositions is a pleasure, As well as a coping mechanism. Rather than feeling trapped in a chasm, Let the words and the music flow So that people would learn more Than what they already know So that the world will know That the future is like an open door In which creativity lets negativity go To discover the treasure Of what lies ahead
Collective collection Written variety Written sometimes via Spontaneity Revealing truths About humanity Enjoy the words And experience vernality
Turn and Return
Turning and spinning, And return to peacefulness. Never feel dizzy!
Change with Age
People change constantly And so does the entire world For that is what happens As the world keeps turning Days and years pass But it is a gift to be alive For age indicates the length of existence In days, months, years, decades No need to fear aging Consider it a blessing to have lived that long
Reversal of Rhetoric Structures that might be systematic, Yet no need to feel pressure. Instead, simply experience pleasure When composing newly written words, Or maybe even reinvent the classics As Hollywood has done, And try to have fun While developing language skills, For having that kind of will Could keep the world rotating Rather than staying still, And please do make an attempt For the opportunity to feel exempt
A path towards righteousness Learning and growing simultaneously Demonstrating maturity A rite of passage While avoiding passiveness. Remembering to utilize forgiveness While going along On the journey of life, And remembering To have fun along the way Each and every day.
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.