Tag Archives: mayhem

Do You?

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Do You? ~~~~~ In local stores, so oft rearranged, move this shit here, that shit there, Do you feel confused and strange? You can’t find anything anywhere. The older you are, worse it seems, too jaded and too weary to explore. The […]

All Deserving

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ All Deserving ~~~~~ Whether you think you lost or won No matter what your views may be On the president now, the last one Or, indeed, on the other forty-three The time has come to make a stand For all of us, […]

Crazier Than Loving

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Crazier Than Loving ~~~~~ We place profits over people Witness how our world works And we all pay the final bill Where violence, hatred lurks Governed by greed over need Do I, really, need to go on? Do we come from a […]

Feeling Blue

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Feeling Blue ~~~~~ All those whose view Is they’ll go to heaven Might not have thought This all the way through Unless heaven’s giving Everyone harp lessons And vocal lessons, too This big flock of angels Basses, sopranos, altos What will they […]

Being and Belonging

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Now it’s time to move along My day does not grow younger So many places I belong Yet for other places I hunger ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative […]

Thinking Allowed

Long Road Home ~ Philip Brent ~~~~~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… I wrote my first draft of this essay on August 3rd. I rewrote it then, but didn’t publish it. I revised it on August 19th, after the travesty and tragedy in Charlottesville and the protest […]

Before You

Before You Eat what is put before you Do not expect anything more Time will come, that’s it Won’t matter if you give a shit That time past and gone Dinner nothing but a marrow bone Bone might be a friend, who knows You say ew, but how it goes Want to eat, it’s what […]