Category Laughter

Containment

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How do we contain what we are? Where are we going at any moment? Will we ever listen to the sky and trees, Let alone the so-called birds and bees? I don’t have answers; perhaps I never will. Still, I will live my life in […]

Good Boy

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Do I or don’t I enter contests? Art, writing; Who knows what? Clearly, I’m seeking conquests. Think I’d be fine with a head pat. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my […]

18” Rule

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Someone once told me it’s only 18 inches From a pat on the back to a kick in the ass. To try is better than sitting on the bench is. Who knows, you could be head of the class. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is […]

Marking Time

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Color in trees shines forth When rain darkens the pavement. Water drops mark time. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Philip Brent Harris Fine Art, […]

Thirty-Six Words

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! Exploring what can be done with six-word stories. ~~~~~ Funny you should ask. It’s sad. We all had to shelter in place. Too much togetherness frayed our nerves. It’s funky in here. Who farted? Each of us raised a hand. That was when everyone started laughing. […]

Eighteen Words

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ She always needed to remind him. Make a list before going shopping. At the store. Forgot his list. (Three six word stories in tandem). ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my […]

All Together

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I have shown you wonders beyond imagination, revealed to you the smallest parts of my being. I find you within me, yet; you do not understand languages too, of creation too gross and too subtle to speak to you. I will guide a minor poet’s […]

The Cosmos Had Spoken

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ It’s not so much I wanted more, but I searched for what I needed. The writing I talked about, art, I tried. A teacher told me that art was an avenue I shouldn’t follow. Along the way, I tried other things. Did bad drawings, wrote […]

See the Light

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Struggling deep in utter darkness. Resolute, I march inevitably onward To recognize I left the shelter Of the womb which birthed me. And yet, I still exist in darkness. Struggling to create a light to shine, And hope to illuminate a path For me and […]

Relish Gladness

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ The smell seemed so familiar, so evocative. Watched Pacific’s waves crash upon shore. Far from the clifftop, worried it might give. Still, that odor tickled my nostrils as before. Yet imagine my surprise, “What?” you ask. When I realized what tantalized. My mask. Watched Pacific’s […]