Some Old Miser

                                     Coward’s Blood ~ Philip Brent Harris


Why must our television shows be so lurid,
Video games blood-splattered in crime, war?
Is it evil buried in our psyche or in our id?
Think we crack a whip, make the tiger roar?

The game is rigged, tiger behind every door
No matter our choice, streamed, disc or vid,
Murder, mayhem our drug, demands more.
Money does not care how this affects a kid.

I’m no Luddite, more than amity lost or rid.
Books help us live another’s feelings, more.
Create carnage, blast, splatter, pay our quid,
To become some old miser’s perfect soldier.


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


Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

See more of my creative offerings and opinions at:

Brent Harris Fine Art

Philip Brent Digital Art

Vida Voices

Scriggler TPM

The Extra Mile
Art, shirts and other gift items





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: