Your arms lift me up
  as your words take me down

And I’m caught in-between
  your smile and frown

Your arms making promises
  your words never keep

My spirit in limbo
  my heart left to weep

My soul is in turmoil
  my mind double dealt

As your fear and your passion
  collide

What’s to be known,
  and what’s to be felt

Is it your words or your actions
  —that lie

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)
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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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