Kurt Philip Behm

What Conscience Is To Shame (This could go on forever.....) +1

Joplin was to Southern Comfort,

what Hendrix was to smack

Morrison was to masquerade,

what Dylan never lacks

 

Woodstock was to 69,’

what music was to time

Saigon was to those who stayed,

what Auschwitz now reminds

 

Kennedy was to hopes and dreams,

what nightmares were to some

Castro was to leftist thugs,

what cymbals are to drums

 

Kissinger was to Nixon

what Canada was to home

Dr. King to civil rights,

what kings are to their thrones

 

Walter Cronkite was to news,

what intention was to fact

Altar boys were to Priests,

what pretzels are to snacks

 

58,000 were to die,

what a wall was to proclaim

58,000 were to all,

what conscience is to shame

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2017)

 

 

 

Is Love Forever Young

 

Is a poem ever finished,

 a song completely sung

 

Does today end with tomorrow,

—is love forever young

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2017)

Comments2

  • OUTBACK

    EXCELLENT POST ! POETIC INTRIGUE . A [ JOURNEY ]* STORY ...

  • rrodriguez

    Excellent work... I liked the historical perspective of the poem. Great job as always.



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