My Garden

I made myself a wastrel
  an orphan of my choice

And severed all my family ties
  in search of my own voice

I left without once looking back
  the present straight ahead

The past redundant, future flawed
  to butter my own bread

The years have come with decades gone
  old memories buried deep

Of times when I was young and hurt
  to dream but not to sleep

New breezes blow, fair winds to call
  the children come and go

As here I sit with no regrets
  —my garden fully hoed

(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 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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