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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 2,794 total

Death's Tribute

With memory escaping, you stare down the hall From that place where you hang, last nail in the wall You once were a sovereign, you used to be real What death left in tribute —your portrait conceals (Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2020)

by Kurt Philip Behm

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4 hours ago
Leaving Again

We’re born, as we start dying We change, while remaining the same We search, neglecting to find We return —while leaving again (Ronald McDonald House-Phila: January, 2020)

by Kurt Philip Behm

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6 hours ago
Timeless Things

Locking up a feeling, its key now mine to own Flashing back a memory, its reborn image shown Wooing that one lover, whose vow unbroken lasts Time the evil mistress —these timeless things contrast (Newtown Square Pennsylvania: January, 2020)

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
17 hours ago
The Emperor's Mask

It’s easy to hide behind words, with the truth left abandoned and stark It’s easy to hide behind words, with your feelings sharp pointed and dark It’s easy to hide behind words, when the emperor buys you new clothes It’s easy to hide behind wor...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago
Father

Once you had arms that held me so tight Once you had legs that stood up for right Once you had eyes that could see in the dark Once your strong hands plotted courses to chart Once we would walk and the birds would proclaim Once we would sing ...

by Kurt Philip Behm

added by Kurt Philip Behm
1 day ago

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