Next?

Next?

                                                             Pharaoh’s Flame, Too ~ Philip Brent Harris

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Do we start restricting our children much too soon,
compromising their ability to shoot for the moon?
Yes, they are exuberant at home, out in public, too;
dangers abound and they must learn this from you

I’m sure I was such a child, drove the adults nuts.
smart, curious; I’d ask, remark no ifs ands or buts.
Happy, mostly unaware, no self-control I’m told.
Helped me survive my early years, my being bold.

My teen years fraught with taunt, tease and jibe,
and I wasn’t so bold then and didn’t like the vibe.
I survived by will, at times isolated in my  head,
times life grew too hard; I lived in books I read.

At nineteen, I stuck out my thumb, hitched rides,
East Coast to West Coast, where my love abides.
Now, I am there; we reside most happily together.
Long years, ups or downs; we still like each other.

My life spent seeking the courage to live my heart,
yet, the courage I use now, in childhood life-taught.
So be afraid, but act brave, practice until you learn.
Don’t disregard life’s lessons, share; it’s your turn.

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

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