When Reason Falls

It’s hard to do the right thing
  when fate calls your name out loud

Where not only the bad get punished
  in its pursuit

The world has lost its way
  along the path of least resistance

Our ethos dueling the hunger pangs
  of human nature at its root

So many have been killed
  in the ageless battle for truth immortal

A deadly fight with rules afoul
  that change from night to day

The sun though always rising east
  the moon diverts its purpose

As reason falls when memory stalls
  —the righteous kept at bay

(Villanova Pennsylvania: August, 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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