September 10: Humor

September 10

Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not.
~Jerry Gellis

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
~P. J. O’Rourke. Patrick Jake “P. J.” O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author.


September 10: Sonnet 20

Sonnet 20


“How uncertain things are,” said Happy Face

To Monica, who measured every wall

And put each picture in a matching place.

“This artist answered a long-deep-high call,”


She said, giclées in hand, “as though a race

To Heaven was his aim, because to fall

Would hurt the Lord, so he pursued the chase

For Beauty, more than what the shadowed walls


In Malls can offer in their Christmas ads:

Beauty from Nature and high-octane brains.”

“The leaves are falling –summer’s almost gone.


I will invest in one who’s rising fast–

In twenty years I’ll reap enormous gain.

You should ally yourself with kings, not pawns.”

~Day Williams