By Alex Andy Phuong
Being under the influence Implies intoxication, But the ones who demonstrate maturation Do have the ability To help others Profoundly, And linguistic speakers Could utilize language skills To positively influence Their own surroundings To benefit humanity In a world filled with diversity
Snow White singing at a wishing well Fairy tales with enchanting spells, And even though reality Differs from fantasy, Timeless tales can still offer Lessons about what life has to offer So that all is well, Especially since William Shakespeare Wrote All’s Well That Ends Well
Beyond the impossible Offers newfound possibilities Despite the confines Of reality, And no matter the difficulty, Bypassing barriers Can make the inferior Feel worthy Of reverence and respect, Which is an expectation That is both great And feasible By simply believing That it truly is Obtainable
Sometimes fabric Forms a design While offering A unique paradigm. Quilts and sheets That are not bordered Might not exactly look like What someone had ordered. Nevertheless, Transcending borders Could help establish New forms of order As restrictions give way To a better day Starting upon This very day.
Thinking critically Paving paths Solid concrete Avoiding the obsolete Mindful concentration Ignoring superstition Not stuck in cement No need for tearful laments Cope realistically
Avoiding malevolence Not acting like Maleficent And even villains Have their origin stories, So rewrite One’s own story By choosing Benevolence, And living with Purity and nobility While also respecting Reality
Being trapped in a box Might create feelings of Solitary confinement, And yet, Boxers in boxing matches Oftentimes play that sport With passion and determination, So help such players Feel included Rather than excluded, Especially since the end of a match Could still start a flame Even after the end of a game
The Prince and the Pauper Demonstrates the notion That the grass is supposedly Greener on the other side. Furthermore, sometimes royal figures Abdicate their titles To obtain an alternative lifestyle. Rich or poor or better or worse, Prepare to rehearse Just in case People put loyalty To the test To potentially reveal The truly best
The Birth of Rebirth
European Renaissance Restoration and Reformation Even when something Has been stolen, Giving back reveals The truly golden, Especially since The deliverance Of reverence Reveals a possibly Newfound beginning, And learning to love Is always more important Than winning, So start over again, And begin again!
The Little Mermaid Wondered the price To live up on land. Costs of production Sometimes involves destruction. Nevertheless, Paint with the colors of the wind, And even as change happens, Make a better future happen Even when the old ways of life Become gone with the wind, And let a new day begin With the notion that Tomorrow really is another day.
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.