No Turning Back

The earth cracked in Nepal
  with fire and shame

And thousands lay dead
  on the mountains and plains

Its crust was ripped open
  its heart now exposed

And lives were then claimed
  from a heaven deposed

The story for mystics
  a legend say some

The day nature demanded
  for things that we’d done

Her climate infected
  her sky ringed in black

Our future as payment
  —with no turning back

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2015)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on January 24, 2019

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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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