confuscius he is not

this little guy
appears to be
from ancient
in fact he’s
just a tot
he seems
so sage
for one
his age
he is not
this little guy

who looks so wise
does not share
pearls of wisdom
but leaps and bounds
and jumps around
with unleashed optimism

© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by jesus12286, courtesy
created for the Daily prompt – ancient


I sometimes think
that I should try
to change the world
but not me, I
am merely here to entertain
(Colbert* couldn’t do it
neither could Jon Stewart
and I’m not near as funny
they both have twice the money
and I haven’t half their brains)
I used to think
we’d gotten past
the hateful times…
it didn’t last,
it was a phase that ended
if we persist
and hang on tight
this nasty phase…
this phase just might
end sooner than intended
until that time
all I can do
is try to smile…
to humor you
and try to give life meaning
and now and then
in my small way
I’ll spread the word…
I’ll subtly say

that we’re all human beings

(be brave be wise
be kind be fair
treat people like…
they’re really there…

especially Jon Stewart and Colbert*)




(c) 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
Daily Post – phase