By Alex Andy Phuong

Unify United Unity

Wide awake
Eyes wide open
Stepping out
Into the world,
and then going
step by step
On the metaphorical
and literal journey.
Time keeps on ticking.
Yet there is no need to race against time.
Life is the greatest gift of all.
Love passionately and respectively
To help unify humanity

Never Bother

Annoyances are oftentimes
Unpleasant inconveniences.
Some would also take
The easy way
Every day.
The ones who never bother
To leave an indelibly
Positive contribution
To society
Are the ultimate failures,
And never fear failure
Because making mistakes
Are profound teachers
For those who bother
To benefit civilization


Rather than reveal,
Yet denying
Everything real
Distorts perception
And sensational sensation,
And learning new information
Could potentially result
In personal empowerment
So that such people could
Reveal their identities
In a highly diverse world
To hopefully establish
And newfound sense
Of uniformity

Green without Envy

Scarlett O’Hara might have wanted
To make Suellen and Carreen
Green with envy
While reforming Tara,
But being green is still
A hue that is hard to hold,
So instead,
Try to become bold
Rather than boastful
Because the hopeful
Do provide hope
For not just the red earth of Tara,
But for the entire Earth entirely

Expand Instead of Expense

Some would believe
That bigger is better
Than feeling small,
Yet humility
Teaches simplicity,
And within reality,
Life usually is
The way it is,
So please do try
To avoid
Expensive expenses,
And do instead
Attempt to mature
So that the mind
Would expand
To help the educated
Benefit humanity


Sellers selling basic necessities
Waiting outside
For the doors to open
It will open soon
Soon will come
Please wait
For patience is virtuous
Because time will keep ticking
Until soon transforms into
Take a bow
For waiting
Patience is virtuous!

Retro Perspective

Being old-fashioned
Might appear out of fashion,
And sometimes people
Lose their own sense of passion,
Yet the fundamental reality
Is that people could potentially
Create a new reality,
And appreciate
The miracle of living
By viewing the world through
A better perspective
Rather than focusing
On the retrospective,
And finally forgive
For a newfound way to live

The Reasons for the Seasons

The changing seasons
Are perfectly natural,
But still,
The world contains
Quite a bit
Of imperfection.
Summer sun
Involves more than just
Another day of sun,
For even between
The City of Angels
And rainy places,
People could still
Perform their own parts
While also respecting
Sensible spaces
Between people
To help create
A uniformed unity
That encompasses
The diversity
Beyond Post-Modernity

First Words

Speaking for the first time
Might not sound like a poetic rhyme,
Yet after language acquisition,
Verbal speech does come about,
And even though the future comes with doubt,
Remember to speak up instead of shout,
Especially since raised voices
Sometimes sound like an angry tone,
And also try not to moan
Because the mature speak up
For future generations,
And for their own first words, too.

Colorfully Round

Seeing spots
Dalmatian spots
Clothing with polka dots
Circular and small
Could create a design
For a gorgeous ball
As well as a game
During times of youth
When people learn
About the meaning of truth
As circles orbit
Round and round,
And spinning in circles
While figuring out
Personal identity
Until knowing oneself
Comes around
To become finally found

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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