I didn’t ask to be alone,
  but I’ve always been alone


Living within the shadows,
  that in time became my home

I never asked to be alone,
  but I’ve always been alone

Each day a drifting footprint,
  among endless stepping stones

I didn’t ask to be alone,
  but I’ve always been alone

Each night a stark reminder
  of a dream that’s never shown

I never asked to be alone,
  but I’ve always been alone

The ending now upon me
 —life’s promise still unknown


(Villanova Pennsylvania: November, 2017)
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with eleven 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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