Coffee Break’s Over

Coffee Break’s Over

                                            Wrapper Discarded ~ Philip Brent Harris



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


Thinking about meaning, life, the universe, everything
and, remembering the question’s answer is forty-two.
Fun and silly but, I believe, it may be onto something.
The one percent, owning most of America, worry, too.

Statistically I recently heard, that in another sixty years,
our wasp majority population figure will have dwindled.
Exact figure I heard said its only forty-two percent here;
I thank you not to bend, fold, mutilate or even spindle.

They toil away tirelessly, on our behalf, seeking accord.
Imagine anyone thinking they’d do better in their place?
With fortunes acquired honestly, the money they hoard,
reside behind walls, have guards, pepper spray or mace.

But, really, we must stop picking on the poor rich folk.
making them l hide, but where’d we be without them?
We can’t fight wars, win them, omelets and egg yolks.
Crash our economies, level the field, risk life and limb.

Yes, I know, that we’re who work daily in the trenches.
Someone must sit on the side, hold our standard high.
Sitting, soft, custom-made, leather chairs, not benches,
Simply to remind us of goods, we should yearn to buy.

Remember the power of the magic number, forty-two.
Do not denigrate wealthy haves, that makes you a jerk.
No matter how it seems, everything they do is for you,
so bow politely, thank them but then get back to work.


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


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