Category Humanity’s Insanity

Arrival Time Undisclosed

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Arrival Time Undisclosed Wandering into my neighborhood at night Wondering what water in gutters gurgles, What it chuckles down drains, in a deluge But my face turns to eye distant dwellings Their lights seen from atop a hill I climbed Spellbinding, sweet […]

IMMODEST PROPOSAL

  Sadly, this will be the fourth time I will have posted this piece on this date, the fifth anniversary of the Newtown murders which again falls on a school day. Many tragic deaths continue to occur. Rich Shapiro of New York Daily News online on 10/ 3/2017 wrote: “Since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary […]

What Matters?

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ What do we know? What shall we do? Simple questions with complex answers. Yet, so much easier than we believe. First admitting, confessing that whatever we know or surmise however accurate it may prove provides but answers not understanding. Confused children who, […]

Before We Choose

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Before We Choose All speak the language of music Though differently composed Art transcends borders, magic Universal, unless minds closed Writing everywhere expresses Stories of the human condition No matter what a tale addresses Love or hate, joy or contrition Words, art, […]

Crazier Than Loving

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Crazier Than Loving ~~~~~ We place profits over people Witness how our world works And we all pay the final bill Where violence, hatred lurks Governed by greed over need Do I, really, need to go on? Do we come from a […]

Tail of the Worm

  Spin Doctor ~ Philip Brent ~~~~~ Tail of the Worm ~~~~~ Beneath the surface of the shadow Live the voices Who listen to the voices Ordinary people Acting in extraordinary ways An unexamined life, ancient wisdom cautions Is not worth living Or is it An uncommitted life denies scrutiny To fully live Requires a […]

Thinking Allowed

Long Road Home ~ Philip Brent ~~~~~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… I wrote my first draft of this essay on August 3rd. I rewrote it then, but didn’t publish it. I revised it on August 19th, after the travesty and tragedy in Charlottesville and the protest […]