Other Plans

Other Plans

                                                              Orange You Twisted ~ Philip Brent Harris

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

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If I knew
I was dying,
what would I say
about me?
To you
who knew me
best, better,
perhaps,
than I know
myself.
Still,
I have secrets.
We all
have secrets.

What will I say
about my life?
Plans, hopes, dreams,
some realized
in unexpected ways.
Should I tell
what really happened,
all of it?
Do even I
know
all of it?

Should I tell
made-up tales,
stories I create,
ribbons, threads
of what happened,
actual events?
Or, my perceived reality,
woven with strands
drawn from me,
changing color
where they overlap,
becoming
the image
I display,
think I must be?

New highlights.
shined up,
my best
and brightest,
casting
darker shadows,
deep caves
to hide myself,
hoard my treasures.
Precious truth,
which I may be
afraid to face,
embarrassed by
its ugly face.

Could I face
my inner demons,
see my monsters
as myself,
reality and being
joined without
contrivance,
obfuscation?
Neither the garish
painted harlot
nor gilded lily,
simply what is.
Honest and plain
unvarnished truth,
the highest plane
of beauty.
Who I am,
as life intended
me to be.

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

~~~~~

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Brent Harris Fine Art

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Pacifica, CA 94044
650.515.0514

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