Now

Now is the time to live
Now is the time to experience joy
Compassion
Companionship
Mi compadre
Sometimes waiting
Takes time and patience
Yet people are only in control
Of themselves and no one else
They do what they say
And they do what they do
But never underestimate
“The power of you”!
The power to choose
Is personal choice
So raise your voice
Because happiness is a choice

What is Real

The real world
Is the real world
Welcome to Reality

Americana

Pilgrims came
Seeking freedom
Let freedom ring!
Let freedom ring!
The Declaration of Independence
Declared independence
America the Beautiful
The American Dream
Colonial
Civil War
Modern
Love this country
Fulfill the dreams of many
and the ancestors that came before them
The United States of America

Un-Unbirthday

Un-Unbirthday
A day full of fun!
Your real birthday
Is really the only one
We were all born for a reason
So celebrate this special season
With renaissance rebirth!

And remember your own worth!

My Friend Frank

A young life
Taken away
As a teen
I had struggled
Yet continue to endure
For my heart is pure
I express gratitude
Despite my ineptitude
And I write
To add beauty to the world
Before my own end
No need to fear death
Fear not being remembered after death
Thank you, Anne Frank

Breathe

Inhale
Exhale

Inhale
Exhale

Feel your chest
And if the heart is still beating…

It means that there is a future
For the ones who dream

Keep living life!

Pop Culture
Pop
Snap
Crackle
Pop
Onomatopoeia
Literary devices
references
allusions
Honoring the legacies of artists from the past
Lives will never last
But legacy endures
Here’s to the fools who dream
Wanting to live on long after death
Longing to exist even without one last single breath
Pop culture, in a way, does “pop”
because it excites and ensnares the senses with iridescence
Creating a world through imagination
Learning to write poetry filled with rhyme and reason
The illogical can be logical
If one chooses to believe in such fanciful dreams
Dream on until dreams come true
As cultures blend into the melting pot that defines civilization itself

 

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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