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Kurt Philip Behm   Master Editor

Lifelong writer with 12 books published ( three poetry). I wrote my first serious poem in 1971. Website: kurtphilipbehm.com

Submitted Poems 3,211 total

Oil & Water

Yes or no, right or wrong, their truth so far apart Opinion versus stated fact, polarized and stark To give or sway conjecture, in light of what is known Weakness in consensus lost — black and white has shown (Philadelphia Ethical Society: Sep...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
4 hours ago
Verus Amor

A painting will never love you back, like a woman or a child An opera may cause your heart to sing, then leave you twice beguiled Platonic zeal may fill the hours, a pleasant interlude But requited love will change your life —and end your solit...

by Kurt Philip Behm

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5 hours ago
Beyond The Garden

Is knowledge just the memory of what has gone before Our current thoughts a window dress, in search of something more Are ideas in our DNA, and cellular as such Feelings lost within those thoughts, wading through the dust Is our soul but then a ...

by Kurt Philip Behm

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1 day ago
Plato Was Right

Without exception, throughout all time, governments devolve Aristocracy, the Philosopher King, benign in his resolve Timocracy, the city state, landed and secure The Oligarch, his army placed, to rule in peace and war Democracy, each voice to ...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
The Way Back

‘You’ll never step in the same river twice,’ the future now the past Motion the only constancy, beyond all time to last You will never see the mountain, by staring in its face Perspective shorn and vision torn, its image out of place You’ll ne...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
2 days ago

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