Category Modern Life

Pandora’s Shadow

~~~~~ I A shadow box. I convinced myself that’s what she said. Far past exhausted, neither wanted to talk nor to listen. You know that’s not what I said. Please, use your head. I cannot understand; it is like you’re explaining fission You know what I said and you know just what I meant I […]

VOTE!, VOTE!, VOTE!

~~~~~ The, putrid rancorous odor From our cancerous order Should motivate any voter Inside or outside the border. You must gag on the funk, Shout at your shoes daily.. I’m ill smelling the skunk. Any further words fail me.. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more […]

Beneath the Crust

~~~~~ Seek neither power nor popularity, Though the world tell us, we must. To avoid violence, villainy is victory. Though these would feed your lust. It balances in the end, wait and see. We are the same, beneath the crust. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See […]

The Face You Choose

~~~~~ I’m thinking of the man with a thousand faces. Seeing a woman with the thousand-year smile. They are gone now without any clues or traces. They are lost forever; that is more than a while. Something or someone shows up and replaces. They’ll control the future, don’t touch the dial. You’re the choir, sopranos, […]

Human! Human!

~~~~~ Human! Human! spurning right Will you vanish in the night? When mortal weapon, hand or spree Shall end thee for eternity. Not so distant wait the flies To watch the fire leave your eyes. On what fell wings do they descend Your flesh and sinew then to rend? And you molder and depart As […]

Must I Wait?

~~~~~ If you invented yesterday, How would today turn out? Must I wait until tomorrow To know what it was about? ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine Art Philip Brent Digital Art Vida Voices Please, […]

All

~~~~~ All poems are poems for children, Whatever we think they’re about. Children all are born to be poets, Dream alive a mother’s heartbeat. Until they’re lost to ones, naughts. Percussive, staccato rhythms that Write verse about shoulds, oughts, Starve us with the feckless bounty, Our personal flickering blue idols. We, who write, write poems […]

Begin Again

~~~~~ I have seen the future and I have even lived within it. Difficult, you understand, It’s now when you begin it. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine Art Philip Brent Digital Art Vida Voices […]

Budding Concern

~~~~~ Tiny buds in her ears tell the story of a need greater than blood. And the twitter and tweet of the world, In time, short and long, will suck out her essence, her life and yours. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my […]

The Meaning of Today

~~~~~ What did you hear that man say? He said the meaning of today. You  mean the last twenty-four hours, or birth and death of all the flowers. If it’s the first do you think we know? If it’s the latter, I doubt that’s so. Still, I am only one small voice. Believe or ignore […]