Category Humanity’s Insanity

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 […]

Can You?

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Can You? Life might seem like endless chores Some say better than heavenly choirs You would have to live on love alone Unless endless singing a way to atone It is all made up, no matter your belief Can you find solace […]

Confusion

When men become frightened, they’re willing to sacrifice love for power. When in charge, they confuse one for the other. Philip Brent Harris

I Choose Peace

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… I Choose Peace When in life we reach an age, a need, a trial, a test, the razor’s edge. Delving deeper, pondering, reflecting, remembering, planning, hoping, denying, angry, we bargain, we grieve while craving peace, acceptance. Until we understand acceptance is a […]

Believe Me

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment … Believe Me Tell me the things you don’t remember Play me a symphony without any notes Dance me like we’re young and limber Believe me all the things that you don’t Love me tender, when I’m lovable least Teach me concern about […]