Outside Straight

Outside Straight

Encroaching Darkness ~ Philip Brent Harris

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


Who named our potentates in charge to date?
There’ll be others, after we fill our final crate.
Will it ever matter who we put atop that slate?
Held to the grindstone their egos won’t ablate.

We allow them to keep us in a confused state,
rush here, there, back again, as if we are late.
Convince us their wants and our needs equate.
Beat and kill us constantly; we think it is great.

Stop; this isn’t the way we act, you yell, wait!
Taught to fear the other, insult and denigrate,
urged to kill our brothers, a prevaricated hate.
Yet, all had the same start, have the same fate.

Our fears fed, our egos stoked, all to instigate,
spend time, energy, new differences to create.
Born with silver spoon or found above a grate,
star stuff all, one whole we form as our estate.

Few have most, most, less, it’s how we relate,
have-not to have less equal, it’s not a new state
Dealt the same final hand, not open to debate.
We‘ll last longest, if all conflicts we eliminate.

Grasp that thought; please, try to concentrate;
grist to gristle, I offered for you to masticate.
Never drawing inside, avoid the ace and eight;
odds grow longer to make our outside straight


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


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