My Soapbox Stands


Stepping Out ~ Philip Brent Harris

Could I say, to you, the hedgehog wondered
And the sailboat rolled across the mighty seas?
Dungarees, stonewashed and ripped at the knee.
What wars have lasted the longest, I wander?  War
Meaningless, to us, endless and fought far away?
Insurrectionists and conspiracy  theorists thrive,
Hide deep in bunkers until the open the sally gate.
Their sorry sorties violate undisputed lands where
The only conflicts they face, they have created.

And my soapbox stands with millions in the air,
As fragile as a DDT eggshell and the chick dies.
It’s strong enough, I can reach the whole world,
Subsumed in shouted slogans, spurious solutions.
It is where some think it their Patriotic prerogative
To bring death of war close to home, shore to shore.
Then, we can all feel horrified up close and personal
So we can join the conflict and finally understand
Its need, they think. Will we then study war no more.


People Over Politics, World Over Wealth!

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
Stepping Out ~ Philip Brent Harris

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