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The Hangman's Noose

As time unweaves, its mask deceives —to hide a bigger truth The past and future threaded strands —to braid the hangman’s noose (Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2018)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
11 hours ago
Loud And Wild

The power of the written word the spoken word supreme Ink to then commission what only breath can glean Soldiers line up back to back letters ranked and filed The command to march just given once —its war chant loud and wild (Villanova...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
20 hours ago
The Present Instilled

Writing for tomorrow, today is enhanced Writing for tomorrow, my mind and heart dance Writing for tomorrow, my place is affirmed Writing for tomorrow, my name is confirmed Writing for tomorrow the future reeled in Writing for tomorr...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
21 hours ago
The Devil's Teapot

The Devil’s Teapot —a witches brew Remembrance poured in sorrows true The Devil’s Teapot bone china cracked New leaks a bane in virtue lacks The Devil’s Teapot it fills once more With pain now forked to stir rancor The Devil’s Teap...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
22 hours ago
Be Of Interest

More than being good or bad…. be of interest Good and bad vanish with the prevailing wind —but interest lasts (Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2018)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
22 hours ago
Undaunted

What is it that unites, that pushes frontiers, and turns colorless void into a purpose upheld by light? What is it that inspires, that captures despair, and gives wings to hope, replete with the promise of healing? What propels vision to awake, a...

by Donka Kristeva

added by donka_k
1 day ago
Hearts At Rest

A storm is coming, the sky will cry Each cloud a tissue, old light to die The gale once gone, all hope renewed From end to end, the picture blue The circle spins, the cycle turns What came before must then return The seasons froz...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
My Guide

Throw away my legacy, throw away my eyes Throw away my hopes and dreams, package them with lies Throw away the reasons, your excuses now to reign But never throw away my voice —to guide me through the pain (Villanova Pennsylvania: June,...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
In Truth I Lack

Concerned with self birds in a row Concerned with self all droppings show Concerned with self the blindfold tight Concerned with self not day or night Concerned with self what’s real distorts Concerned with self my voice retorts ...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
Only God Can Command

The cusp of brilliance can still be controlled While genius can neither be coaxed nor cajoled Being still on the fringe keeps one foot on dry land But when totally immersed —only God can command (Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2016)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
Each Footstep Free

My walk each day Takes me away Where I can stray My mind to play Each trek it seems Awakens dreams And thoughts to be —each footstep free (Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2016)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
YOU, ME, WE

Takes effect, in unpleasant circumstances, You wake me up and bathe me in love, Carry me in your arms, when I couldn't walk You beauty clouds me, Moving in my every vein. Your ways, give me my all. Your carefulness, Your love, Gives me the smile...

by Theme

added by Theme
2 days ago
The Senses Of Us.

I love a world, Just like yours. I feel… Feel I'm wise, Which I must not do. I look upon you, Thinking I'm full. With daily moves I see.. See the world. Different from yours, Colors of enlightenment, Colors of the night, The beauty of nothing. ...

by Theme

added by Theme
2 days ago

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