Category politics

May Be Far

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ May Be Far ~~ To see the world of others As the have seen themselves Whether in a past or future Across the ocean in other lands Across the sea of vasty space Greeted by an unknown people A tribe that we […]

IMMODEST PROPOSAL

  Sadly, this will be the fourth time I will have posted this piece on this date, the fifth anniversary of the Newtown murders which again falls on a school day. Many tragic deaths continue to occur. Rich Shapiro of New York Daily News online on 10/ 3/2017 wrote: “Since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary […]

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 […]

Enough is Enough!

What will it take? 59 dead, 527 injured. Enough! People over profits, People over paranoia. #What_Happened_in_Vegas_Must_NOT_stay_in_Vegas.

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 […]

Beat Goes On

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Beat Goes On I’m beating the same themes And so I’ll pound them again Since the peace I seek seems A consensus exacting to gain It may stay forever unbidden Until you dovetail my dreams Remain a horse never ridden Let’s give […]

Before You

Before You Eat what is put before you Do not expect anything more Time will come, that’s it Won’t matter if you give a shit That time past and gone Dinner nothing but a marrow bone Bone might be a friend, who knows You say ew, but how it goes Want to eat, it’s what […]