By Alex Andy Phuong

Meditation

Meditation
Concentration
Never succumb to
Manipulation
Achieve Power
And Authority
Through sincerely and untainted Purity
Stay green and gold
Like the beauty of silent nature

Umbrella

Shelter from
The natural elements
A roof
Supposedly
Singing in the rain
Assuaging disdain
Singing a new refrain
Water falling
Down and around
But after the shower
Is complete
Rays of hope
Make the umbrella
Obsolete
To reveal who
Or what
Is underneath
For sunlight
Reveals
What lies beneath

Sway

Back and forth
Ebb and flow
In and out
Inhale exhale
Rocking
Rocking chairs
Might not get people anywhere
But rhythmic motions
Can help provide balance
To help maintain
Harmony Harmonically

Therefore, I Am

I am a person
I utilize intellect
That means I do think

Gallery

Artistic merit
Picturesque views
Of reality
Solidified historically
Via creative creativity
And
Expressive expression
Revealing
Worldly transformations
Because of continuous change
While Art
Attempts to Capture
Present Moments
For Future Audiences

Purport

Claim
Proclaim
Finding purpose
In the world
And in life
No need
To give into
Strife
Simply learn
And have fun along the way

The Way It Is

Enter, exit
Contrasts
Comparisons
Binary opposition
Opposites
Repelling
Sometimes attracting
Alluring beauty
Superficial thinking
Profound profundity
Life is what it is
Knowing it
Living it
Enjoying it
Loving it
Are all based on
Personal choice
Choose with care and wisdom

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.

One thought on “Meditation and Other Poems

  1. I found Alex Andy Phuong’s poems interesting and to the point. I liked “Manipulation” and “Umbrella” the most. The opening of “Manipulation” struck me the most. Mr. Phuong seems to have a love of words that drives his poems right to the reader’s heart. Frank Kowal

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