Your Mistress Defiled

Has your violence
 taken you to places
 I’ve not been

Or driven you
 to things
 I’ve not seen

Was your soul
 mired in conflict
 once raised from the dead

Were your walls
 built to fortify
 excuses and blame

Have your choices
 been forged by
 damnation and fear

Did love matter at all
 when it cried
 through the pain

Could you still hear its voice
 on those darkest
 of nights

Were those places you
 conquered
 in tribute now damned

Did your victims
 kneel down
 their heads bowed in shame

Was mercy rejected
 your mistress
 defiled

Has your violence
 taken you to places
 I’ve not been

Or driven you
 to things
 I’ve not seen

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2015)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on March 15, 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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