Waiting Again ~ Then and Now

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


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

And Thank You for Bringing Me into Your Lives.

Baffling ~ Philip Brent Harris


Waiting again.

So much time

Spent waiting.

Inundated, inundating,

Conditioned response.

Absolutely predictable.

As expected.

Reflected, reflecting

Drab brown walls,

Life stalls.

In an office


Waiting room.

False cheer

Of coffee,

Coffee houses

Where we wait.

Where we wait for, on

Ex-, current-, future




Or otherwise.

So much,

So much more

Down time.

No time

For rhyme or reason.

Fill each season

Like twittering birds.

Texts, tweets

Stumble on,

And repeat.

Killing time

Is killing us.

Heads down,

Hands together,

Bathed in the holy

Blue glow.

Everyone you know,

Knows you,

Knows nothing.

Minutia filled,

Daily drilled

To march and smile.

Good soldiers all

Follow style.

Heed the call

And pay,

Pay the piper,

Whether the dove

Or viper.

Most days,

All the same.

Biding time.

So far,

From sublime.

We can almost

Track it,

Describe it

By its lack.

We tack against

The storm,

Our life,


We draw nearer

To our goal.

Destination unknown.

Brief glimpse

Of light

Through a dark sky.

Even those who deny

Repeatedly ask why

Must we wait?

What’s the holdup?

Ignored, frustrated

Still, we’ve waited,

Become elated

When our turn comes.


Appeased, informed.

Briefly less confused.,

Feeling less used

Abused until

Tomorrow finds us

Waiting again.

Now our circumstances

changed, rearranged.

Sit a home, stare at walls.

Make a call, go for a walk,

though you’ll talk

through a mask,

at a distance,

though much resistance.

Your rights

or so you think.

Hold your breath,

Can’t outrun death.

Think you made it.

Someone else paid it.

Hope it’s not

Trouble you bought.

Kill someone you know

Forever feeling woe.


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

Unite the World!


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