By Alex Andy Phuong



New Decade

New Beginning

Years after graduation

But learning forevermore

Expressing gratitude for acquiring knowledge

Yet never forgetting what was taught in kindergarten

Play nice

Be nice

Do not judge books by their covers

(not to mention people)

Because a cover really is not always the book

Open eyes

Open hearts

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.

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