Reasons Demand

Sometimes the words mean what they say,
  and sometimes they don’t

Sometimes the feelings rot and decay,
  and sometimes they won’t

Sometimes the vision is based on your sight,
  and sometimes it’s not

Sometimes your hope is based on a dream,
  and sometimes forgot

Sometimes the face is someone you know,
  and sometimes it’s different

Sometimes a home is where you must go,
  and sometimes it’s distant

Sometimes the flag is meant to be waved,
  but sometimes you can’t

Sometimes your anger you try to enslave,
  but sometimes you rant

Sometimes the meaning gets caught between lines,
  and sometimes it doesn’t

Sometimes a verb will murder a noun,
  and sometimes a dozen

Sometimes the day surrenders to night,
  when nobody’s watching

Sometimes the night forces sinners to pray,
  as destiny’s stalking

What’s old again new, all time to eschew,
  both past and then future

As reasons demand what excuses command,
  the ending unsutured

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)
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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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