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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 […]

Cough, Cough

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Cough, Cough ~~~~~ We’re spending money like we’ve got it and fortunately for us, for now, we do. Our government, creditors don’t give a shit. Nor does death when our time comes due. It makes no difference where we start, How high […]

Sprung Has Springed

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Sprung Has Springed ~~~~~ I feel so very tired Yet the night is young I’d write something inspired But fear my mind is sprung ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See more of my […]

Do You?

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Do You? ~~~~~ In local stores, so oft rearranged, move this shit here, that shit there, Do you feel confused and strange? You can’t find anything anywhere. The older you are, worse it seems, too jaded and too weary to explore. The […]

Stringing Us Along

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Stringing Us Along ~~ So agile, fast and supple Boy and master play guitar Strumming the world Into being, new life Strokes drawn from a pallet Mimicked by the sound box How far we have come How distant it seems Our goal, […]

Thanksgiving

Home Sweet Home ~ Philip Brent Harris ______ Today is my birthday; what do you know? I made it this far with something to show Whether remembered when time’s gone by I love my life and my wife and that’s no lie