Author Archives: thepensmight

Human! Human!

~~~~~ Human! Human! spurning right Will you vanish in the night? When mortal weapon, hand or spree Shall end thee for eternity. Not so distant wait the flies To watch the fire leave your eyes. On what fell wings do they descend Your flesh and sinew then to rend? And you molder and depart As […]

Must I Wait?

~~~~~ If you invented yesterday, How would today turn out? Must I wait until tomorrow To know what it was about? ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine Art Philip Brent Digital Art Vida Voices Please, […]

All

~~~~~ All poems are poems for children, Whatever we think they’re about. Children all are born to be poets, Dream alive a mother’s heartbeat. Until they’re lost to ones, naughts. Percussive, staccato rhythms that Write verse about shoulds, oughts, Starve us with the feckless bounty, Our personal flickering blue idols. We, who write, write poems […]

Whoa or Woe

~~~~~ Are you considered ignorant and so uncouth When vomiting words you cannot constrain? A wag once called this diarrhea of the mouth Because you have, constipation of the brain. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris […]

Begin Again

~~~~~ I have seen the future and I have even lived within it. Difficult, you understand, It’s now when you begin it. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine Art Philip Brent Digital Art Vida Voices […]

Budding Concern

~~~~~ Tiny buds in her ears tell the story of a need greater than blood. And the twitter and tweet of the world, In time, short and long, will suck out her essence, her life and yours. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my […]

The Meaning of Today

~~~~~ What did you hear that man say? He said the meaning of today. You  mean the last twenty-four hours, or birth and death of all the flowers. If it’s the first do you think we know? If it’s the latter, I doubt that’s so. Still, I am only one small voice. Believe or ignore […]

Despite the Cost

~~~~~ What is it follows? Can it be found? It follows you around. Sometimes in front, sometimes behind. Opens doors, slams doors in your face. Sneaks in cheek by jowl, cuts no slack, a burdened back. Into darkness, into light. Never into or out of sight. Dogs your steps, manacles your joints. Points of pain, […]

Ask Only One Question

~~~~~ Give me now the cheerfulness and fearlessness of our youth. Back when we knew they were our lives, embodied our truth. Towels we used to make super hero capes with paper masks. Innocence our strength to conquer all our Sisyphithian tasks. Heroes all, though one day as Indians, the next day cowboys. Imagination’s fires […]

Breathing Deeply

On the Wing ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ We gather wings unto our being Flex, unfold our spirit, lift and fly Alighting quickly, timid, cautious Breathing deeply, expanding Our soul, to dive into the void Unknown, yet anticipated, expected Glory in flight alone, unaware Sailing higher, until we look down Nothingness greets our eyes, vision […]