Tag Archives: #inthistogether

Peace Seeking

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ The administration changed. Many still hostile. Armed insurrection. Police and rioters die. I seek peace, find only conflict. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Philip […]

Containment

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How do we contain what we are? Where are we going at any moment? Will we ever listen to the sky and trees, Let alone the so-called birds and bees? I don’t have answers; perhaps I never will. Still, I will live my life in […]

Good Boy

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Do I or don’t I enter contests? Art, writing; Who knows what? Clearly, I’m seeking conquests. Think I’d be fine with a head pat. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my […]

18” Rule

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Someone once told me it’s only 18 inches From a pat on the back to a kick in the ass. To try is better than sitting on the bench is. Who knows, you could be head of the class. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is […]

Marking Time

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Color in trees shines forth When rain darkens the pavement. Water drops mark time. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Philip Brent Harris Fine Art, […]

Rain Has Foretold

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Evan found hope in a bin in an ally. He would show you if you let him, though you object to all he implies, recoil at his rough, ragged bedlam. Honest with holy peace of children, he wanders up and down the street, tries to […]

Serious as Death

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Words piling upon words upon words, Like cumulus clouds growing  to storm. Our first storm has already been heard. If we weathered it, sounded the alarm. While we watched neighbor or friend? Rage and riot, serious as death, attend. Like cumulus clouds grow into storm. […]

Before After Before

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ This is a form I’m calling Cascade. I doubt I invented it, except for me. If anyone knows, please let me know. Watching wind-blown trees. Expecting the storm, I see the future. I see the future Knowing the rain will begin And that it will […]

Thirty-Six Words

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! Exploring what can be done with six-word stories. ~~~~~ Funny you should ask. It’s sad. We all had to shelter in place. Too much togetherness frayed our nerves. It’s funky in here. Who farted? Each of us raised a hand. That was when everyone started laughing. […]

18 More Words, With Haiku

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Moved in. Got a guard dog. Dog ran away. Vet bill incurred. Intoxicated anesthesiologist. Doc and patient slept. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Philip […]