Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Absurd ~~~~~ On a purloined piece of paper A couple of interesting books Write poetry burning life’s taper ‘Cause I can’t get by on my looks ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See more […]

  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 […]

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Life, like any sculpture, must be seen From every side before we understand. Where we’re going, where we’ve been, For what happens is often not planned. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See more […]

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Given time and given money We swear we would do better We but fool ourselves, honey Bluffing can’t unlock our fetter Only way which we can grow Admit we’ve no chains, strings Not prisoner, puppet you know Once aware we can do […]

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

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Crash Nurtured, kept warm, alive. Fed and urged to fly. Abandoned, left to fall. Crash to earth, shattering. Potential and love lost. Greedily sucked back into the firmament, the fundament. Not gone, except to us. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, […]

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ What do we know? What shall we do? Simple questions with complex answers. Yet, so much easier than we believe. First admitting, confessing that whatever we know or surmise however accurate it may prove provides but answers not understanding. Confused children who, […]