Petty Has its Moments

Don’t shame yourself for the pettiness we sometimes participate in. It happens! We are humans after all. Because at times I think we need to participate in this part of life to bring us back to humility. To kick us in the rear of our sometimes fixed and bound lives; to get us off the high horse we sometimes ride and, for no apparent reason, just let ourselves act in the moment even if it does have petty connotations… so long as it doesn’t hurt anyone… (let me emphasize, so long as you don’t hurt anyone!!!) because in a moment such as that, when we realize how we have acted, there in that moment we earn ourselves a good, hearty laugh. If we haven’t laughed at ourselves in a long time, being petty will make you chuckle surely. However, if you’re petty most of the time, you might need to do the opposite and grow up.

let slip this pettiness afflicted,
in turn, i inflict on you without
reason and my head, hardly in ration,
but caught in a moment of disregard
acted i and now there’s no way to
recover such a moment except to pick
myself up from the embarrassment and
laugh as you would at your own truth,
as i discover my own truth oozes as
though nectar from my flesh piercing
yours with words slipped from my tongue



When joy is the outcome, what is it that we are willing to do?
When everything seems fine, why is it that we have this tendency to tamper it with thoughts and worries so that joy, at times, is hindered, pressed down so deep into our hearts that we forget how good it is to laugh, to be happy? Joy is part of our natural state of being and if we don’t let it out most times, our well being will suffer as our potential to share our greatest light will be compromised thus becoming dim, slick-haired, joyless, transparent individuals. To be happy, know what happiness means for it is as vital as what we need to be for this world.

release this joy,
uncap this bottle and
swallow some pride,
all the mind’s complaints
gathered inside an hour–
happiness has highest value
over mediocre thoughts that
insist I have won them over;
each time I drink false
compliments, nothing there is
revealed but the pulse charge
of negativity that rapidly
degenerate into this vapid,
shallow corpse, hollowed,
desiccated… oh my joy!
unleash thyself from me

© mr gahon 9/17/14