The Prisoner Of Time

Does your structure inhibit
 the meaning

Does a smile work to cover your
  pain

Does today mean much less
  than tomorrow

Are your messages forever
  the same

Do you write before feelings
  have woken

The letters pretty, in cursive
  review

When your words leave the pulpit,
  unspoken

Do you retreat to the very
  last pew

Is there refuge as darkness
  encroaches

Locking windows where the sun
  used to shine

Is your format now holding
  you captive

And a victim,
 —the prisoner of time

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)
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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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