By Alex Andy Phuong
Create through creation Mature through maturation Aging gracefully Surrender to reality Try to try By and by Do more than try Accomplish through accomplishments To experience pure wonderment
What Truly Matters
Being dependable Reliable Trust-worthy In spite of subjectivity Honor and loyal Brave and true All of that does matter And taking matters Into one’s own hands Really and truly Is a decision Not a mere circumstance
Layouts and Backgrounds Form the production design As stories play out
Producing productively Building sets Set design Layouts and backgrounds Standing on a foreground Let the play Play on Upon the global stage For every being Is part of the Universal narrative That will hopefully Unify all Beyond any scenic Hollywood production
Hold On to the Dream
Uphold and honor the American Dream Not necessarily a fallacy More than a mirage For the possibility That democracy Can thrive If people do what they could To do more than survive Uphold and honor By standing together, And this is a letter To a newer America
The Freedom to Dance
Move on Flow with the rhythm Let the heart beat And dance fluidly Times are now Within modernity, And as the world transitions Into a whole new place, Hopefully people will accept One another Regardless of race, And help people Dance freely
Do more than learn Process and synthesize Become someone new Through educational enrichment, And then Begin anew
Avoiding the Precipice
Rather than hanging from a cliff, Lift oneself higher And try to soar By loving righteousness And admiring the ones Willing to put aside time To create and inspire While helping others Soar as well, And avoid the precipice, For only time will tell How events will play out Even as the flame flickers out, So no need to live with doubt!
Ordering take-out Is different From establishing order, So hold oneself accountable To help cope with The insurmountable To create something Monumental
No need for revenge Seek refuge through reverence For peace to return
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.