The Aim of a Flame

A fiery southern belle

Hoping that all ends well

For everyone has a story to tell,

And even though Lot’s wife

Became a pillar of salt,

Remember to pause and ponder,

And not just halt,

For if people are




Or tired,

Then why not try to inspire

To help civilization

Undergo transformation

To a world where

Civil civility

Could truly be

A reality much like chivalry

Published by alexthepoetforourfuturereads

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 also earned an Associate of Arts in English from Pasadena City College in 2013, and tutored there. He has written hundreds of film reviews for MovieBoozer, and has contributed articles to Mindfray. His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review and The Society of Classical Poets. Emma Stone inspired Alex to submit writing actively to publications after hearing the Oscar-nominated song, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from the “Best Picture” nominee La La Land (2016). His poetry collection is An Altruistic (, 2020). Currently residing in Alhambra, California, he now writes with the sincerest hope to inspire readers while fully supporting the ones who dare to pursue their dreams. The link to his blog is

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