Category Modern Life

Heard it Here First

~~~~~ The only thing I’ve written so far, I fear since the beginning of this nascent year is the date. It took four times to jot clear. I don’t want you to hear it other than here. ~~~~~ People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is […]

The Giftie Gie Us

~~~~~ How then cannot we see our own true selves? The poet’s answer realized in our social media, where we act half fools and do naught by halves. Constantly connected, on Twitter to Wikipedia. Do we ever look in this mirror that we created? Join we this grand communion, or voyeurs only. And judging others […]

Perhaps

Where the Waters Meat ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Another year has come and gone and man, it mostly was a bummer. Hope the new year has peace and sun. Perhaps, we will know next summer. ~~~~~ People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  […]

Book Lice and Mice

Where Air Becomes Breath ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ Would I write something brilliant if I could write as well as I think? Would it register, matter to anyone or be hidden in the halls of history? Might an unknown future scholar discover how a cryptic poet sings? Show the words better soul’s food than […]

Back Rent

~~~~~ I already begin to see what a time sinkit is being able to read on my cellphone.As I rest here and read, I start to think.I recall my time here is merely on loan. I don’t think reading is a waste of timeif our minds and hearts are wide open.Even if you’re drinking vodka […]

Might as Well Say So Long

~~~~~ Joe Manchin is an asshatJoe Manchin is a greedy shill.Oil and gas cash makes him fatensures he stays up on the hill. Let us call him Boychin;he is acting like a spoiled child.Everything must all be for himand this makes me feel wild. I understand that he votes redand so I have changed my […]

Six to One

~~~~~ I have heard the moral sophistry where you must decide who will die. About the fabled switchable trolley which is aimed at one or five people. You are told you may only decide who will be hit if you pull the switch. The test being about the greater good. It ignores a choice of […]

Driving Past Pandemic Views

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ As is true of the past, and even more so now, It grows smaller as it becomes days of yore. The future grows brighter, I am not sure how, as 2020, 2021 fade in our year-view mirror. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy […]

Future Worth

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Blue skies today follow clouds, dark with rain gushing like tears. Staying home, my head bowed. My device reinforcing my fears. We are daily fed a diet fit to kill. Madness, mayhem everywhere. Many people do what they will. As we who comply, shout unfair. We must decide […]

Happy Holidays

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ It has been a wild and crazy year; some of it was bad and some good. Happy to say, “We’re still here!” retain a mostly positive attitude. My wife needed an ablation and I fell down more times than once. Like all, struggled with inflation. Stood up again, […]