Always, Always


                                                                      Pearl of Great Price ~ Philip Brent


Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,
Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment


Always, Always


Stylized dance
Dark, light
Feet flashing
Boots stomping
Honor, glory
Who praises?
Is praised?

Step by step
Hand to hand
Turn and pause
Watch and learn
Courtesan meets soldier
Who the warrior?
Who the quarry?

Still standing
Looking back
Dashing upward
Hilltop view
Shadowed valley
Pearling light
Sun rising

A chase commences
Across the meadow
Hear the steps
Fear the hounds
Dive into water
Kick hard, swim
Who will survive?

Ritual steps
Solemn procession
Praising light
Praising darkness
Standing witness
Speaking for
The dead

In the aftermath,
We consume food
Corporeal and spiritual
Surrounded by others
Yet seeking solitude
Numb to comfort
Time holds sway

Always, always,
Steps repeated
New partners
Same patterns
Harmony, discord
Seeking love
Finding balance

Dance of one
Mirrors cosmos
Each, all
Spinning, orbiting,
Living, dying,
Crashing in
Explosive birth

I am walking
Waiting and listening
Charmed by challenge
Tides ebb, flow
Everchanging, seemingly everlasting
Until the moment
I look away

Sitting, thinking,
Sipping tea,
In spirit
Glorious aromas
Trees, tea
Blossoms, loam
Snow falls

Seasons change always
Rejoice in repetition
Here or anywhere
Across the universe
All is one
Or nothing is
Who can say?

Engage life
Joy, sorrow
Spiral rising
Time falling
Never always,
Always never
Despite us

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,
Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment


See more of my creative offerings and opinions at:

Philip Brent Digital Art

Brent Harris Fine Art

Vida Voices


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