My Dying Rage

Forever an outsider,
a key without a door

Locked in your detention,
its barrier secure

Always on the outside,
forever looking in

My actions well intended,
your eyes see only sin

I spend my time in silence,
rejection as a friend

These years I serve in exile,
one word from you could end

The walls keep growing thicker,
blank paper for a cage

My spark now just a flicker
—to light my dying rage

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on January 30, 2017

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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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