Category Humanity’s Insanity

Ere We Fall

Ere We Fall ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Who knows what we’ve lost in the cause of war? Music, art, novels, plays, poems, films and more. Bach, DaVinci, Cassatt, Monet, fodder of kings, Shakespeare, Elliott, Beethoven all gone missing. Would we find saviors numbered with the […]

What Do We Fear?

~~~~~ 4 Questions Concerning the Fate of Humanity It is not a question of who we have been or even who we are now. It’s a question of who we become. More importantly, it’s whether we choose or whether we continue to embrace the pain and chaos we manifest and appear to revel in, in […]

Which Three Letters?

This is a piece I originally posted last May, but with the shooting at the synagogue in Poway, I feel like I need to post it every day. ~~~~~ Which Three Letters? ~~~~~ NRA, DOA, RIP ~~~~ The NRA pushes guns without any regret, as they myriad  Needless Requiems Abet. Doubtless they think they deserve […]

Your Life

~~~~~ What we select to hide; what we’re willing to show, live in conflict, diametrically opposed, poles apart. Doesn’t matter whether we’re moving fast or slow, whether our journey is near its end or just the start Life now flashes by us in rapid fifteen second clips, with staggered moments, fraught with raw emotion. While […]

So Little Has Changed ~ Verse II

from the collected writings of Phileas the Lesser ~~~~~ Remember each number is someone’s mother, son, father, daughter, aunt, uncle and, it may be anyone. Rich or poor, special on either end of the spectrum, you can be shot by a gun, dove, hawk, smart, dumb. In or from an ivory tower its fiery wrath […]

Cheap Bead on a Necklace of Stars

~~~~~ When will we say enough is more than enough? Will it be before our world, we cry, “time out?” Might we be told, exit the stage, leave our stuff? Never convinced we saw what our play’s about? Where have we gone wrong in the deeps of time? Perhaps, a wrong person took a rock […]

By Any Other Name

~~~~~ Would miracles be or seem, by any other name, so grand? Miraculous, magical, names for what we don’t understand. Magic, for some speaks evil, dark powers, we can’t define. Miracles, equally mysterious, argued as proof of the divine. Minds shut so tightly, some refuse to heed any dissertation; faith in their own unknown eschews […]