Clothes Make the Man ~ Philip Brent Harris


What You Get Is What You See. Need I Say More?

“Is that the best you could do?” one of them asked.
“I think I would do much better, if you just relaxed.
“Maybe you would do better, if you’d learned how.”
“A fine time you have picked to think of that now.

You have hinted you want it done but never asked.”
“Must be polite, we are told; just how we’re tasked.”
“I think it would be better, if you were more direct”
“Life’s conditioning hard to break, as you’d expect.”

“I guess we will have to agree then to compromise.”
“That works; ask me no questions I’ll tell no lies.”
“I must say that is not exactly what I had in mind.”
“But there must be another solution we can find.”

“I suppose you will say must we agree to disagree.”
“That depends, what’s in question, don’t you see?”
“Then I think we must find a way to compromise.”
“So you can always get your way; damn your eyes.”

“Is there a way that I might win some, you others?”
“If it were about equal, that would be my druthers.”
“I’m inclined to think we give it a try for a while.”
“Who knows, together might create a new style.”

“If the good of the whole proved our guiding light;
We might discover a way to avoid having to fight.”
“Or go our own separate ways, do the same again;
Wouldn’t it be better if we could simply pretend?”

“Fake it till you make it; I’ve been told this advice
And I think it’d be worth us trying once or thrice.”
“After all, you’ll admit we have got nothing to lose;
“We can always return to war, if we should choose.”

“Though, if we continue the same way that we are,
I am afraid that our future will not last very far.”
“Please, try to live a day without greed, fear, hate,
Then one more and one more so we won’t be late.”


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


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