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Borrowed Time

Today I turned seventy, and the clocks all faintly chimed My hour glass near empty to mark the waning time Weeks left on the calendar the moments more than days With laughter most important now each memory through the haze Today I turn...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 month ago
TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE MY WONDERFUL WIFE

As we get to the end of our lives together The cars we drove, The house we shared The things we possessed, The things we owned… Won’t matter What will matter is that we shared our lives together Sharing All the little things in life Make’s all th...

by Frank Anthony Cimino jr

added by Frank Anthony Cimino Jr
1 month ago
Left To Brew

The daylight hid from the nighttime like a rabbit from the fox As the sun ran through my memory freeing moments that were locked With twilight came a foretelling and its darkness swearing true But a light still burns inside me —from a pro...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 month ago
In Search Of My Own

I traveled from Essex to the kingdom of Wales in search of a family tree And passing a cobbler I then was reminded what these shoes really mean to me I’ve walked and I’ve walked and I’ve searched and I’ve searched, for a name more th...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 month ago
Killing The Past

I knew you were coming, as I walked across the cell still in chains I knew you were crying, as the guard called out three times announcing your name Your silence was deafening, as my final meal was delivered at last The time intens...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 month ago
Always & Forever

Once a Catholic… always a Catholic Once a Priest… forever a Priest Once a Poet… always a Poet Once a Man… —forever a Man (Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2018)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 month ago
Last Pass

In the end we’re all mortal In the end we all die The end but a portal Through which —we must fly (Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2018)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 month ago
Technology's Price

Creating the future by killing the past Techno Gomorrah —where nothing can last (Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2018)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 month ago
Thought

Within the embodiment of flesh and blood, dwells a mystery, a marvel. With life's breath, its journey is set. A travel that rolls with life, and ends in death. Fueled by the brain, it sits on the receptacle of the mind. Peering through the windows...

by Jaswant behari

added by anonymous
1 month ago
Dream In My Head ( Hulk)

today the Sultan battled page with hymn cascading eyes forward in..., luckily the farmer told a feature of a cradle being stamp the hedge far pressed in the middle close call to the offer below the offer to retire load the goat offerings onto the ...

by Mario William Vitale

added by hitalot
1 month ago
Butterfly

What lovely aftermath is painted in your dust. You were led through the flaming core of the earth, through its stony shell, webs of farewell in the transient measure. Butterfly blessed night of all beings! The weights of life and death sink down ...

by Nelly Sachs

added by acronimous
1 month ago
YOU

Who played with nothing but balls of water that smashed, soundless, the air. Yet glimpse of seven lit a vision shared. One heartbeat: one in the space of what? angels Your fiery enterprise when — Hush! a soul went —

by Nelly Sachs

added by anonymous
1 month ago
Fifty Years On

(Duke Street, Derry, 1968) The followers of those who opposed the initial march Marched fifty years later in commemoration Not far from the Foyle river. The original march was in pursuit of Civil Rights – But is the life of a child in its mother...

by Liam Ó Comain

added by THEBARD
1 month ago

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