Laugh a Little 2


Always I must keep
Pen and paper near at hand;
Often I lose sleep
That was not planned
As a great thought
Runs through my tired mind.

Ideas swiftly run
Past my searching brain.
I find no lasting fun
In the lurching strain
As a great thought
asses through my mind.

Often thoughts passing through
Move so quick and fast
They leave me feeling blue
For what did not last
As a great thought gets away
From my slow-paced mind.

              Kathi Phillips


I finally have what you’re looking for;
I’d sell it in cans from door to door,
Or stacked on shelves from ceiling to floor.
Oh the ideas! Wait! There’s more!
What’s that you say?
You’ll try another way?
Don’t leave, I beg you please to stay.
I thought my aunt could save your day.
I know my hearing’s not too keen,
Tell me please, what do you mean?
My brain is not a lima bean!
Careful or you’ll split a seam!
Okay, I’ll listen, so tell me please.
Oh, dear, I’m sorry; I’m on my knees,
I heard you wrong, I’ll return all fees.
Antigravity did you say?
Oh, I brought Auntie’s gravy today.

              Kathi Phillips


I was asked:
Why settle for carrots
When you can have chocolate?
The speaker
Had referred to God’s best
In my life.
It was a perfect analogy,
For me.
I dislike carrots immensely
And will not eat them;
But my all time favorite<
Is anything chocolate.
Of course,
You may dislike
(Or be allergic to)
And adore carrots.
In that case,
Why settle for chocolate
When you can have carrots?
Whatever your preference,
Whichever you choose,
The question really is:
Why settle for second best
When you can have God’s very best?

              Kathi Phillips


“Which is worse?”
That’s what I once asked.
I couldn’t decide.
Unrequited love,
Or love long distance?
Both felt pretty bad.
Nothing could feel worse,
Or so I thought.
But now I have an answer.
Which is worse?
Which is the worst?
That’s the question now,
Because there’s a third choice.
There’s also unrequited love long distance.
That’s someone far away
Who isn’t even interested.
It’s love not returned,
Whose recipient is miles away.
Love long distance is difficult
But when it is also unrequited
It’s just plain impossible!

               Kathi Phillips


Do you have within your life
Friends who think you need a wife
(Or husband if not male you be)?
Then know that you and I agree.
I’m tired of their endless search,
One that ought to end in church!
Let’s choose the way we want to live
And no attention to them give.
These friends of ours will drive us mad!
Let’s take them to a launching pad
And blast them all away from here
Then walk away without a tear!

               Kathi Phillips


Tired, I’m always tired.
And here’s the reason why:
I’m a night person
Living in a day world.
In exhaustion I am mired
As I breathe a sleepy sigh:
I’m a night person
Living in a day world.
I function best at night<
But I work from nine to four.
I’m just a night person<
Working in a day job.
Some day I’ll see the light
And work at night once more.
Still I’ll be a night person
Living in a day world<
But I’ll be a night person
Working at a night job!

              Kathi Phillips