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
Annoyances are oftentimes Unpleasant inconveniences. Some would also take The easy way Every day. However, 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
Conceal 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 Intellectually 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 Now Take a bow For waiting Patience is virtuous!
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. Nevertheless, 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
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.
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.