By Alex Andy Phuong
Years after graduation
But learning forevermore
Expressing gratitude for acquiring knowledge
Yet never forgetting what was taught in kindergarten
Do not judge books by their covers
(not to mention people)
Because a cover really is not always the book
Love myself selflessly
Be myself unapologetically
Never taking life so seriously
Because the real world is what it is
And that is the way of the world
And I am glad that I am a poet
Because my family and *true* friends know it!
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 passionately. He has written film reviews for MovieBoozer, and has contributed to Mindfray. His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review and The Society of Classical Poets. Alex writes with the sincerest hope to inspire readers, and fully supports those who dare to pursue their dreams.