Tag Archives: civilization

We Will Tell You

~~~~~ Join the revolution, turn and turn and turn Around, follow the sound, watch the birdie Which direction looks right; watch, learn Bet it all on just one card, down and dirty Watch all the ads and pay strict attention Get in the line now and march to the beat Fill with explosions, fast cuts, […]

A glowing orb reflects itself in opposition.

Ashamed

~~~~~ We should all be ashamed. None of us must remain unnamed, Whatever we believe now, Not matter what we learned, or how Or we believed yesterday, What we were taught, not in our DNA, We are ever likely to believe, Open our eyes; we are being deceived. The time we are breathing, Whether we’re […]

A dichotomy of dark and light where the colors seem unable to meet, though uA dichotomy of dark and light where the colors seem unable to meet, though ultimately they are all the same.

Because We Have Not Stopped A Poet’s Words with Poets’ Words

~~~~~ When many commit cruel murder, macho maniacs brutally rape, mad hermits dream and decimate, Then, will we need to know where the sidewalk ends, where a phenomenal woman’s secrets lie? While daily tribunes trumpet madness, feasts of destruction, humanity the savage, ravenous beast, Will it matter if we take the road less traveled,if we […]

Thoughts and Preyers

~~~~~ It’s never just frightened students who die, From weapons sold to those who mistrust, By strangers, in boardrooms, sick and sly, Who these deaths profit, so die they must. They ignore truth, as parents’ tears glisten. Teen blood oils gears of the NRA machine. Death drums, screams, too awful to listen. Future promise reduced, […]

Sarabande for Missing Magic

~~~~~ Missing magic, miracles, All vanished, Nowhere to be found. From vast spaces, Gone. Into unseen Miniscule interstices Between atoms, Disappeared. Despite clues, Maps and legends, Whispered rumors; Whereabouts remained Unknown. Quests were mounted. Heroes came forth. Solo adventurers, Fellowships, too, Robber’s trusts; All trekked far, Endured miles Uncounted. Mighty mountains Scaled, Storm-wracked seas Sailed, […]

Within the Storm

~~~~~ In darkness, cold, lost, alone. Where stands the promised tower? We are hard upon the shore. Where the light, the horn, the bell, the clarion call we yearn to hear? Razor close, we draw near the shoal. Night shrouded, sewn up by dark clouds and dense fog; some pray. Jagged rocks loom. Bravely we […]

Simple Man

~~~~~ I am a simple man. Because I believe the human race can change, I am a dreamer. Because I believe everyone should understand, I am naïve. Because I believe if enough people say no, it will matter, I am a fool. Because I say this to other people, I am a simpleton. Because I […]

Musings on a String Octet

~~~~~ The bows glide up and down, back and forth, Rapidly, but oh how sing the lyrical strings. Soft, slow, fostering feelings of great worth; Played by masters, the rapture music brings. ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine Art Philip Brent Digital Art Vida Voices Scriggler TPM The Extra […]

Carpe Hora

~~~~~ They know they are outnumbered ninety-nine to one We, the larger number, say that nothing can be done Is it something in the water, or maybe it’s in our food Whatever it proves to be, it must be something good Good, for them, at least, but not for all the rest of us And, […]

Symbol versus Reality

~~~~~ Two score and seven years ago, I understood that money was only a symbol. I knew each transaction brought value to my door. I traded pieces of paper and bits of metal to bring home food, clothing, medicine and ornament. Young, not yet twenty, I got it. I understood that the system was rigged […]