Category Humanity’s Insanity

Fear He Might

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ He sat on the ground, legs splayed. A hat between them, turned upside down. Several small, lonely coins tossed in. Whether his, to prime the pump, or the largess of random passers-by is impossible to detect on scant clues. If he looked up, you might know but he […]

Searching for the Key

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! The Show Must Go On ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Sad to say, you’ll wonder, the prince of darkness has lost his place. The world outside informs me the king of darkness wears that face. Or is it only me who is lost, despite the daily horrors we are […]

Stories We Learn

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth!Gods or Monsters ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Part One Stories we learn are the ones we live. Rarely do we change how we interact. Education may help us rise, but won’t remove the education we had at home. Were we taught to be kind to care and return more […]

As Every Parent

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ What have I to offer youthat no one has ever thought?The truth we know, says nothingand means less than zero.Each new day brings fresh vision,as all babies’ first cries echoevery sunrise we have known.Yet they speak a language both love and death understand. Hope tells us to hold […]

Let Us Speak

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Please, can speak in present tense to discuss what we say matter to us. What is this? Do you even know? A lack of lifeguards, unvaccinated swimmers who congregate outside? Is it cops being killed, that’s terrible, or random murders of black people. White supremacy may rule you […]

The Enemy is Us

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Walt Kelly, Pogo I understand that love ismore important than power.Kindness greater than anyperson or weapon you conceive.Because love and kindnesscan create a connection, joinothers, become a foundationwhich all may stand upon.Power and weapons createthe illusion of control.Their output […]

Just Wait

A Positive Little Ditty About Our Future People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ And again, today I got reminded Western Monarch butterflies hover, 2,000 left, on the edge, extinction. Because I imagine we are as well, I cannot imagine that this matters. What’s that? You think I am crazy. There are over 7 ½ […]

An Argument for the Elimination of Footwear

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I can hear the naysayers already.What fool would ever shun shoes?Hear me out. That’s all I ask you.While I understand shoes benefit,I espouse it’s less than we’ve lost. Going barefoot made us cautiousWhen every step held danger, pain‘neath our ambulation. Even death,May await any distracted attention.Bad outcome, I’d […]

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You Cannot Know

Anthologized as the coda in the collection: Humans in the Wild: Reactions to a Gun Loving Country People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Another mass shooting in the United States. Whether on the battlefield or living our daily lives, we are at war. Will this be the day you will die, or I will die […]

Until, Of Course

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Why do so many people decide They’re immune because it hasn’t happened to them yet. Not just COVID but the many random happenings. They’ve never been kidnapped, struck by lightning, lost a loved one to fire or flood. They’ve never lost everything to a hurricane, tornado, or what […]