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~~~~~ Artistic Allow readiness To identify subjects After reflection Reading Recording each, all Demonstrating intellect Notational games Evince Each value is Naturally Compressed Equationally Ideas Incredibly done Excellent advantages Statistically Culture Clear understanding Loving tells us relinquish Everything, now ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave […]

All Go Forth

~~~~~ Do we resurrect heroes from ages lost, invent them anew, some with souls? They might tilt only at wind turbines. Simpler folk, times, yet, more aware. Gift us magic, hope, light in darkness. Life is never found without darkness, nor is death ever found without light. This we know but hide from ourselves. Seeking […]

Time and Age

~~~~~ We pretend we have conquered mountains, that we’re stronger than a cold north wind. We tell ourselves the land and sea are ours, Yet nature says we’re wrong over and over. We sneer that we were primitive, in caves. Yet, they lasted far longer than we, so far. Nor did they trash the world, […]

Songs of War ~ Songs of Peace

~~~~~ And will the savage songs of war never end, Replaced by simple, sweet songs of peace? How can we, forever, our loved-ones send, Knowing they will feed the slavering beast? Do we wonder why we never grow sane, When the best, the brightest are sent to die? Why choose blood, shed again and again? […]

Prufrock’s Lament

Originally posted on The Pen's Might:
               Nuclear Brand ~ Philip Brent Harris With the current news in the world, both economic and political, the aggression, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia, it seemed time to revisit Prufrock, with thanks to T.S. Eliot for his original brilliance. War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength;…

I Would Choose

Originally posted on The Pen's Might:
                          Memento Mori ~ Philip Brent Harris Shall we now, forever, no longer pretend That we have done anything less than sinned? Whether stumbling through our ignorance, From our hubris or through fate or history. If saints all, we would still plead unaware Of acting less than noble,…

Days of Future Past

Recently, San Francisco joined Pisa in the leaning building club. Though ours has 58 floors.   Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Ha, take that, Pisa and your sad old leaning tower. In new San Francisco, we’re quite as inept as you. Because our sinking skyscraper gives us the power. As tourists flock to see […]