Theme and Variations ~ Philip Brent Harris


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


Will we
grow up,
grow old,
grow old
in all weather?
Woven, weaving
a tapestry,
joined, cleaving,
or a shroud,
grieving, giving,
dying, living
out loud.
Friend, lover,
mover, cover,
shielding all,
times, signs.

Lightening, thunder,
torn asunder,
torn apart,
hearts shred,
mere threads,
tatters, blood
Should we
clutch tight, fight
day and night?
Color, image, story,
unanswered query,
or, for a time,
without rhyme,
separate ways
wended, unmended
disparate days.

Suspended, suspending,
clinging, pushing,
lives full, rushing,
headlong into
unknown and unknowable
dangers, chances,
strangers’ glances.
Friends, rivals, more,
mysteries in store,
warp speed,
urgent need,
a safety net,
sacred creed,
planted seed,
a covered bet.
Still, and yet.

To know
our own story,
failure, glory.
Bright, brief
embers burn,
December’s yearn.
One heart,
one life,
toil and strife.
Love, understanding,
standing in
loss and sin,
taking, giving,
all living,
borrowing, lending.


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


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