Category politics

You and Yours

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I went, got my vaccine today. at least I received a first dose. I’ll follow what doctors says. Please, do not stand too close. If you must, I will turn away Largely cause I see no mask. I wish you would walk away But you […]

Peace Seeking

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ The administration changed. Many still hostile. Armed insurrection. Police and rioters die. I seek peace, find only conflict. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Philip […]

Containment

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How do we contain what we are? Where are we going at any moment? Will we ever listen to the sky and trees, Let alone the so-called birds and bees? I don’t have answers; perhaps I never will. Still, I will live my life in […]

Rain Has Foretold

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Evan found hope in a bin in an ally. He would show you if you let him, though you object to all he implies, recoil at his rough, ragged bedlam. Honest with holy peace of children, he wanders up and down the street, tries to […]

Serious as Death

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Words piling upon words upon words, Like cumulus clouds growing  to storm. Our first storm has already been heard. If we weathered it, sounded the alarm. While we watched neighbor or friend? Rage and riot, serious as death, attend. Like cumulus clouds grow into storm. […]

Thirty-Six Words

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! Exploring what can be done with six-word stories. ~~~~~ Funny you should ask. It’s sad. We all had to shelter in place. Too much togetherness frayed our nerves. It’s funky in here. Who farted? Each of us raised a hand. That was when everyone started laughing. […]

All Together

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I have shown you wonders beyond imagination, revealed to you the smallest parts of my being. I find you within me, yet; you do not understand languages too, of creation too gross and too subtle to speak to you. I will guide a minor poet’s […]

In Weeping Fields

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ This will not be our last day, our last night Fraught with the madness that fills our land. Belief will help, but not by itself alone. How will we fly with shackled limbs, Wrapped in the symbolic cloth of flags. Banners used to hide what […]

Relish Gladness

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ The smell seemed so familiar, so evocative. Watched Pacific’s waves crash upon shore. Far from the clifftop, worried it might give. Still, that odor tickled my nostrils as before. Yet imagine my surprise, “What?” you ask. When I realized what tantalized. My mask. Watched Pacific’s […]

Much Small Life

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Tree shadows dappling the trail before me call to mind other times and other walks in the woods. I stand dwarfed beneath an elder Redwood, ancient beyond my reckoning. Nearly impossible to imagine or comprehend all this tree knows. Standing until it falls and even […]