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OCD, Tourette's and Asperger Syndrome as a rap

I don't do anything anyone states Who go into places through herding gates There in I go through the out doors And leave that same way at super stores I'm a super sheep I walk upstairs backwards Counting the steps 5 steps, left foot fir...

by Joseph Mark Ippolito

added by Rustybuckets
2 hours ago
Fates Arrow

I walked the path of William Tell An apple by my side And waited for an archer strong To match me stride for stride I placed the orb upon my head And stood against a tree And gave my faith unto the wind Fates arrow sent to f...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
18 hours ago
My Parting Wish

When lost inside a world of dreams, the Muse becomes my guide The days and nights stand juxtaposed, the sun and moon collide And though my eyes desert me now, the past and future blind My parting wish is not to wake, —this sleep foreve...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
20 hours ago
I Would Like (Short version)

I would like to be born in every country, have a passport for them all to throw all foreign offices into panic, be every fish in every ocean and every dog in the streets of the world. I don’t want to bow down before any idols or play at being ...

by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

added by anonymous
21 hours ago
Oh

Oh, to draft just one Oh, to say the words Oh, to remake time Oh, to once be heard Oh, to write for you Oh, to joyous be Oh, to sing the meaning Oh, to be set free (Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
LITTLE NELLIE

On the island of Ireland God ordained that ‘Little Nellie’ would be born and In her short life witness to His Son in the Eucharist. ~ A little girl open to sainthood Because of her love for Jesus As the Bread of Life and her Love of those who ...

by Liam Ó Comain

added by ancomanach
1 day ago
SISTER ALOYSIUS FROM DUNGIVEN

There are persons who are true Followers of the Christian Faith To the extent that their lives Concur, almost, with the Commitment of Jesus. ~ Numbers unknown but their Existence has prevailed since Jesus offered himself as the Bread of Life and...

by Liam Ó Comain

added by ancomanach
1 day ago
Rising Again

Always the thunder, never the rain Deafening bluster, masking the plain Never the thunder, always the rain Truth buried under, —rising again (Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
No Longer Love Denied

Lusting after a song unsung, I hunted through your fear And trapped the demon that kept you mute, —whose blood drips from my spear Desirous of your captive voice, I hung its head up high And waited for you to sing just once, —no longe...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
The Jilted Muse

A better critic than writer… Your tongue sharpens, as your pen hacks Bastardized on the altar of cold description Disavowed by the jilted Muse, —ink bleeding red (Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
From 'Power Politics' book of Atwood poems. This poem doesn't have a title.

you fit into me like a hook into an eye a fish hook an open eye

by Margaret Atwood

added by anonymous
2 days ago
Couplets On Fire

Questioning forward, answering back Ideas move inward, time has gone slack This moment eternal, reference hacked The couplets on fire, —reason attacked (Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
2 days ago
Forever—Yet Brief

Between what is and isn’t, lies a canvas of what could be Colors in contrasting unison, tomorrow’s brush strokes—paint can free Shores of promise, woods of joy, still-life in eternal relief Framing as one, styled for all, its messag...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
3 days ago

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