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  • Poem


    Reflections from this morning…

    Two lines in time
    Reflect as one
    In unison

    © 2023 Phil Perkins

    Teach Your Children, by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1972) – see lyrics here.

  • Poem


    May the trail upon which you tread
    From light of life
    To dark of dead

    Reward your days a worthy prize
    Faith, hope and love
    Forever wise

    © 2023 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

    On the Road to Find Out, by Cat Stevens (1970) – see lyrics here.

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright” by a talented poetess and dear friend from California, Cindy Georgakas – wherein she interweaves beautiful imagery with hopeful, endearing assurances – I was inspired to write this poem…

    She sloshes in galoshes
    Wading ankle-deep into memories

    Fond reflections splashed with love
    Buoy her spirits, like a summer breeze

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

    Summer Breeze – by Seals & Crofts (1972) / see lyrics here

  • Poem: Wishing on a Star

    Poem: Wishing on a Star

    I originally wrote this poem on December 22, 2020, in response to reading “Make a Wish to a Star and It Will Come True“, by Carla Milho, a very lovely lady and talented writer from Lisbon, Portugal. I then posted it on my site a few days later, as part of a compilation. And, now…freestanding.

    ⭐ 	A light to the east,
    	After dark
    	In the sky.
    🕊 	A dove is released,
    	And my wish
    	Came to fly.
    🙏 	Bound for the heavens,
    	With trust
    	In a prayer.
    ❤️ 	The woman I love,
    	With hope
    	We will share.

    © 2020 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.

  • Poem: Inside a Dream

    Poem: Inside a Dream

    I started this poem early last evening, later finishing it in the dream of a beautiful woman I know…

    I stepped inside a dream, intense
    Night dark, to slip away
    To hold her near
    Beneath the stars
    And love her as she lay

    Asleep, then not, and back again
    We tossed across the sand
    On moonlit beach
    Wet in the waves
    Two hearts, one love at hand

    The rapture of a thousand stars
    Cast bright, forevermore
    Warm sky aglow
    To welcome back
    Our meeting at the shore

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from

  • Poem: Daydreaming

    Poem: Daydreaming

    We’ve all daydreamed at one time or another, drifting into a pleasant vision or wishful scenario of ones imagination. This poem speaks to such moments and compliments a lovely woman from India – Mukti Masih. She’s an accomplished writer and business Head of Content, a friend who is frequently the source of my inspiration, and the woman of my dreams…

    She entered a dream that was dreamed long ago
      A vision of beauty dancing in my mind
    An Indian woman whose name is Mukti
      Both poet and artist, and one of a kind
    I pinched myself twice
      Combed the sky for a star
    My wish, happiness
      With her light from afar
    On paper in pen
      I opened up my heart
    To longhand these words
      Emotions, to impart
    In seventeen years
      I awoke from this dream
    With her, by my side
      Sipping spiced chai with cream
    She poured me a cup
      As I looked in her eyes
    Good things can come true
      In a wink, by surprise
    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.

  • Faith Hope Love

    Faith Hope Love

    I’ve made this typographic design available on items in my shops at Pixels & ArtFlakes.

    And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

    1 Corinthians 13:13

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Words Matter

    Words Matter

    Time Will Tell…

    So high,
    The cost of weak moments.

    So low,
    Introspection ensues.

    Where is the middle ground,
    When there’s just too much to lose?

    Please tell her I care,
    When no words make a sound.

    When night comes too early,
    And loneliness abounds.

    I’d like to stay with you.

    Is something you can do.

    The rest is a dream,
    And it’s not yet complete.

    Hoping you read this,
    Sent by email and tweet.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins