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World Out of Balance

~~~~~ I’ve heard, I have the same amount of time as all those famous folks who came before. That handful celebrated in prose and rhyme. So why do I feel stressed down to my core? Our world is faster paced than prior folk faced. Not better, not worse, necessarily, but changed. I’m sure for them, […]

The Story

     ~~~~~ I will not by my life be floored when I may take it on the chin, staggering till balance restored, stand up straight and tall again. Wait, could it be that I am lost, upright, walking a wrong trail? Perhaps not wrong, what a cost, timid, will I succeed, will I fail? Every […]

AcrostiKu

~~~~~ 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;…