Tag Archives: history

Ask Only One Question

~~~~~ Give me now the cheerfulness and fearlessness of our youth, Back when we knew they were our lives, embodied our truth. Towels we used to make super hero capes with paper masks; Innocence our strength to conquer all our Sisyphithian tasks. Heroes all, though one day as Indians, the next day cowboys. Imagination’s fires […]

Grow Silent, Listen, Hear

~~~~~ From the Minor musings of Phileas the Lesser I wonder if I shall ever find Wonder, magic, all together? Not bits and bobs, flotsam Scattered through my life, Apprehended by my perception. Expressed through my creativity. In our world, our universe, Put together just so, Where life rises and life falls, Each in proper […]

Silently Across the Night

~~~~~ Moving silently across the night-dark earth, Fires burn ever, Fluttering banners, gold and red, to mark the dead, Ever brighter, Projected onto shifting smoke, Ever hotter. An ever-changing, tattered screen, white, gray, black, Consuming all. No animal, no insect, no blade of grass remains For eyes to see. Glimpses through wind-blown billows, voids, Eyes […]

Our New Reality

~~~~~ Has the time finally come to choose? It may have passed already, we lose. Our story has been written, received, Long before it was read or conceived. The storytellers and artists all know, Beginning started at the end, and so, All tales but one tale, look for a sign, Word beads now strung on […]

Jabberwacky

                  Guardians of Evil ~ Philip Brent Harris                ~~~~~ Twas chilling and the slimy toads Did mire and gamble on the wave. All flimsy were their morals, so Plan B, come all outraged. “Beware the Jabberwack, each one! The jaws that lie, the plots that hatch! Beware what the Putput heard, and shun The […]

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, […]

News and Views

      Deep in the Tall Grass ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ I believe I must curtail or end my news, Travesty, tragedy, comic-opera politics. Daily flogged by pundits with my views, No sense, sanity no puzzle piece clicks. ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine Art Philip Brent Digital […]

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 […]

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, […]