By Alex Andy Phuong
Laugh, But not out loud Chuckle But do not choke Satirize Yet also harmonize Employ humor Cautiously For the sake of Uniformity Unite Us!
Intellectual intelligence Much more than brilliance Employing the mind And sensation To offer profound perception And empathetic perspectives Upon collective collectives That define more than quantity And reveal the nature of reality
Turn it up Lower it Mathematical measurement Speak softly Yet be heard Emphasize every word For diction dictates All writing That blends fiction and nonfiction Voluminously
Playing music Via Musical Musicality Combining sounds With Reality More than being a musician Letting the soul soar And play passionately Forevermore Sing the blues!
Contracts might be binding And sometimes unbreakable But contracting muscles Allow for movement While the mind dictates What the body does So that people can still be What they are meant to be Despite the confines of reality
Watch Me Soar
Ashes to ashes, And dust to dust Despite my struggles I have to do what I must To survive Life is hard Life is not fair Even though this is true I do not care Because in the end, I will survive Like a phoenix rising from the ashes As it comes back from death Such miracles cause me to hold my breath My life has ups My life has downs But no matter what I will not frown Because I know Yes, I do know That I will survive Life has always been a struggle Because I may act odd I am so peculiar Though I do not have a deformed exterior But I will make it though And survive After I ultimately do survive, I want to make one thing clear Nothing in the past matters anymore Whatever matters is already here If the phoenix can rise So can I So go ahead And watch me fly
Across the world Upon the stage Avoid anger and rage Give back to the world And be whole Cross over troubled waters And let the soul Flow with fluidity While avoiding immaturity And travel far and wide With no need to hide Nor conceal The reality of what is real
Rich aristocracy Vibrant history A dream deferred A civilization blown away By war Civil action And disobedience Emancipation Fight to be free Oh what a great land for thee