A Hell Upon Earth

The livery on fire,
  all horses set free

Misery beckons,
  the future to bleed

The gates are now open,
  streets painted red

Death has awakened,
  life dragged from its bed

One bugle is left,
  blowing perdition’s melee

Sword blades have dulled,
 terror sharpens dismay

Tomorrow unpromised,
  today but a curse

The monster has cometh,
 —a hell upon earth

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2016)
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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