Whether Near or Far

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth!

Georgia on My Mind ~ Philip Brent Harris


May Whatever You’re Celebrating be as Wonderful as you Hope

And May the New Year Bring us a Safer, Happier, Healthier, and Kinder World

And Thank You for Bringing Me into Your Lives.


We all know that families can be difficult, complex,

especially those to which we’re related, share blood.

Where buttons pushed often yield answers by reflex,

usually without thinking about what might be good.

Even families of choice are not always a simple task.

Some people grow, change faster, others left behind.

Sometimes we disguise the changes; we wear a mask.

While difficult, moving on is more healthy and kind.

Climbing higher, you cannot hear the person below;

Know they yell the same question, a tedious pattern.

You would not choose anyone, a friend you’d let go,

cannot see them, in their darkness, without a lantern.

What happens when you move on, find new friends,

though maybe we’re the friend or family left behind.

Usually, our life makes little sense, yet we pretend,

Hope the saying is true, out of sight is out of mind.

Perhaps deciding to add style steps to life’s dance.

traveling to faraway places, to explore exotic lands.

Try to learn new things, no fear; you take a chance.

Till a goal thought out of reach rests in your hands.

It may seem a crisis, disaster of mythic proportion,

just the start of an untried way, though darkly seen.

Persevere, find the means and win the race you run.

Till on the side where the grass looks always green.

Still, discovery can’t be the same as accomplishment,

It’s a crucial stepping-stone upon your unknown way.

If you climb higher mountains, you must be present.

Look to see your path winding onwards, clear as day.

You may get lost in darkness believe you can’t go on,

decide the view where you stand more than sufficient.

You step into the light gain the heights yet to be won.

Forging on, best any challenge, complete your ascent.

Sometimes life-mates, somehow, can end up far apart,

not always questions of love, feelings lost or replaced.

It’s often caused by parallel paths that diverge, depart.

Families, all shapes, sizes, have like challenges faced.

Please, keep your heart, eyes wide open; be not afraid.

Seek love, friendship, connection everywhere you are.

What you learn changes despite what is done or said.

This is the way every life works, whether near or far.


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

Unite the World!


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Philip Brent Harris Fine Art, Digital Art and Photography

Secret Garden ~ Philip Brent Harris

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