The Academic Mask

Learning should be an open meadow
  and not a cave to hide

When coupled with experience
  its lessons to abide

No degree or title, money or fame
  will direct you toward the light

Life’s one great lesson—living free
  the academic’s plight

(Villanova Pennsylvania: October, 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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