Voices Not Your Own

"Don’t write for Poets,
  their knives unclean

With jagged edges,
  whose cuts demean

Their opinions frayed,
  by wounds unseen

Whose righteous selves,
  reflection preens”
 
Write for those listeners starved and wild,
  with hearts not carved of jade

Call out to those aliens of the light,
  still trapped within the shade

With words to christen and words unwashed,
  no listener disowned

Each verse a prayer at best when sung,
 —by voices not your own

(Villanova Pennsylvania: May, 2017)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on May 21, 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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