Poem In Response

After reading “Man, am I dreaming?” – a comedic poem about household chores, by poet Michele Lee – I wrote this response:

Provocative and productive
With a sense of humor intact

Doing dishes and the laundry
For sharing we time – that’s a pact.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Rooster In The Morning

Rise & Shine


According to this rooster, it’s time to wake up. Better do so now, so as not to get on the wrong side of this ornery, disruptive character!

Now that you’re wide awake, you can visit my shop at Redbubble to discover some cool gifts and apparel items featuring this comical design. I’ll start the coffee…hope to see you soon!

Poem of Dreaming

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Some may say she’s perfect
She’ll tell you otherwise
Aware that she has faults
There’s no need for disguise

Her shy smile and brown eyes
Each melt my heart away
Plus, an inner beauty
She’s more than just okay

The time to share is now
While in the Spring of life
And were my wish fulfilled
Come Fall, she’d be my wife

Yes, I know I’m dreaming
Though hope to see the light
Thinking of her daily
And wanting what feels right

Of course, a few things would need to change. For starters, it certainly would be nice if she’d remove my name from being blacklisted on her site at WordPress. It would also be charitable if my emails were no longer filtered into her trash bin. And, on occasion, she could use Twitter to read some of the messages & comments I’ve left for her. Perhaps, as an act of goodwill, she might like a single post on my web site…sometime. Lastly, if she would refrain from associating my name with the term ‘devil’ – I think that would be helpful, too. Barring these few exceptions, the future looks bright!!!

Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


Interview With Emojis

I wrote this imaginative piece earlier this year, about a woman I liked and whose name shall remain anonymous…


🎙 What is courage?
😊 Well, I call her by her first name – XXXXX. She is courage.

🎙 Is she strong?
😅 Yes. She’s much stronger than I, and less than half my size. And I’m not ashamed to say it, but I’m afraid of her.

🎙 What does she look like?
😍 To me, she is a vision of beauty – her eyes, face, smile…and she’s also equally lovely inside.

🎙 Have you told her?
🤔 Have I told her what?

🎙 That you love her?
🥰 Is it that obvious? Well, yes.

🎙 Hmmm…did she say it back to you?
🕵 Well, I think she asked me about the weather…but she didn’t say that she didn’t love me.

🎙 I see. And that’s fine with you?
❤️ Yes, it is.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


I think it’s good to be able to laugh at oneself 😂 at times, and I hope that you found my sense of humor entertaining. Have a great day 👍

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Bus To Anywhere

Welcome aboard the Bus To Anywhere, transportation to facilitate travels of the imagination wherever it takes you. Trip packages are available in black & white, and also color (for a nominal up-charge). Please use exact change. Seat belts are optional. Today’s gallery stop includes my shop at Pixels. Use caution when in the aisles, and enjoy the ride!

Laughter Is Good Medicine

CAUTION

What you’re about to see in no way resembles the behavior of a mature adult

I made this film in December 2020 for a woman I liked a lot, but who, at that time – in my opinion – had low self confidence about her appearance. In my eyes, though, she was truly beautiful…

Sadly, remarks such as – I like you very muchI think of you a lotI know that it is a huge feelingI dream about you – etc., ended early.

But, the video remains & has some redeeming value – Phil’s humor 😂 I’m glad that I can laugh at myself & think laughter is good medicine!


MUSIC CREDIT:Beautiful” by Gordon Lightfoot (1972).

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Mysterious Sphere

Tales of A Time Traveller

I set down on the mid-sized planet in the Alpha Centauri system, with dwindling fuel reserves and enough water to sustain me for only a few more days.

In the distance, my objective – the Sphere of Trevallon, an encased repository of ancient, inter galactic data. It also has 24-hour food service, Tang drinks, and an air hockey table, I’m told.

Now, if I could only get beyond this sea of corrosive, deadly acid…

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Sci Fi Eye

Nexus-7 Replicant


Rachael was beautiful with bright blue eyes, soothing voice and a personality unlike any I’d experienced in my entire life. I loved her with every fiber of my being. But, she was a machine…

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Believe It Or Not

I once lived in Holland, Michigan, where, one summer’s day, a friend – Brooks Besjovec – asked if I’d like to see some…

Red Chinese Bats?

It wasn’t far, he said, located just off of Ottawa Beach Road along the north shore of Lake Macatawa, so I skeptically agreed and the journey ensued.

It was late afternoon when we arrived. We parked along the side of a road near a local wind-surfing shop which I was familiar with, and my friend pointed across the yard of a nearby house. There, roughly four feet off of the ground, I could see a large rectangular-shaped wooden box anchored between two trees.

As we approached, Brooks cautioned me not to startle the bats, to approach the cage slowly, quietly. In so doing, I could see that the top of the cage was open, covered only with chicken wire.

A painted sign attached to the cage read, “Chinese Bats”, and, as I peered inside, I could see that my friend had indeed been telling the truth; there before my eyes were two red plastic wiffle ball bats – a.k.a., toy baseball bats (Made In China).


Modified photo from unsplash.com.