Author Archives: thepensmight

May 24th, 2022

~~~~~ Another date that lives in infamy Because it marks the base murder Of 19 grade-school children and Of two teachers and one husband. I tried to think of a gentler name For murder. Ended is euphemism. But it is not inaccurate, only weak. An 18-year-old boy shattered life, broke hearts and crushed all hope […]

Seeking Infinity

~~~~~ Dance and art covers amazingly vast spectra.Religious iconography to hypersexual anime.The pure, unadulterated joy of small children,Spontaneous is their joyful expression, full of Love and the spark of creative energy. DanceMarathons, feats of feet during time of need.Focused whirl of the dervish seeking infinity. Children don’t possess limits taught to adults. The lucky ones, […]

What is Your Belief?

M.A.D. ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ All our views are disappearing Replaced by condos growing high. All our fields are vanishing, Gone to growing houses side by side. Little looks the same these days As it did when I was younger I cannot see the hills or the bay Hear train whistles, but their reality […]

They Failed to Act

~~~~~ They spend their money to conceal their shame.Not in the dirt, but beneath piles of filthy lucre.They pretend to think and pray, as they prey onThe souls of youth, offering no hope or succor.They’ll frown, rapidly don their mask to glower.Wring their hands, and deposit our grief in theReliquary of their callous, stony-hearted deceit. […]

Wend My Weary Way

Striking Distance ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Bright setting sun sparkles twixtthe waves and foam. They breakup and over the sea wall, past theriprap, the riffraff, passing home.Waves not tall in surfer parlance.I save that for another day goneby, walk more and see what I see,while I wend my weary way along. ~~~~~ People Over […]

Stop!

M.A.D. ~ Philip Brent Harris ~ CMTM II ~~~~~ It’s hard to know what to think. Has the world gone mad? Or is it that there are just so many people and so much news centered around this pandemic, war, murder, mayhem, disaster, mass shooters and disturbed bombers that we cannot escape for even a […]

Always and Ever?

~~~~~ Where are all the animals hiding? What do you imagine it means? Gone from places they were residing. Has our landscape grown too lean? Is there any way we can change this or is it become it become much too late? Will we exit the stage to a boo and a hiss? Has this […]

U.S. of A. Gun Violence Lament

~~~~~ As we lay on the ground bleeding, we thought of all we were needing. When we knew what must be said, it was much too late; we were dead. ~~~~~ People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment Unite the World! ~~~~~    

A yellow house with a blue roof, sitting in a garden

Cacophony of Squawk

~~~~~ Sitting on a bench in the sun watching clouds crawl across the hills. Clouds slide by above Stones along the breakwater bask in chiaroscuro patterns signifying nothing. Nor do the 21 pelicans north, mixed with majestic blue herons seeking, searching for prey to feed their nestlings who raise a mighty cacophony of squawk from […]

Eons Upon Eons

~~~~~ A train whistle sounds in the distance, shifts and moans, jams with the night. The critters are there, hiding, stalking. Nest of coyote pups yips, demanding now their mother’s home; me first me. We might find the process disgusting, gross, though sometimes, we’re fools, without wit, wisdom of a court jester, or a town […]