Kurt Philip Behm

Symbiosis Reborn (+4)

You steal my breath,

  as I borrow your words

 

You fill my eyes,

  as I empty my fear

 

Your heart beats in my chest,

  as it breaks in my soul

 

You begin where I end

  —symbiosis reborn

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: September, 2016)

 

 

On My Writing

 

I write the first draft,

  and paint the second

 

But the third draft

  —I get to sing

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: September, 2016)

 

 

His Voice To Call

 

The Crucifixion self-endowed,

 the greatest of all men

 

His death then chosen, not denied,

  message not forsaken

 

His torment was a sacrifice,

 an offering to all

 

Our souls to rise through bread and wine

   —his voice again to call

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: September, 2016)

         From ‘The Book Of Prayers’

 

 

The Inferno

 

Life is memory

Art is pain

Time a liar

  —feed the flame

 

(Wayne Pennsylvania: May, 2019)

 

Kingston Mines

 

If all Philosophy

  is a footnote to Plato

 

Then all Rock & Roll

  —is but a tribute to the Blues

 

(Chicago Illinois: August, 1994)

 

Comments4

  • Tristan Robert Lange

    Wow! Great writes. I love the spiritual realities behind each of them. Truly deep and profound poems.

  • Kurt Philip Behm

    Thanks Tristan. My son is named Trystan (with a Y).

    Great name...

    Kurt

  • Laura🌻

    Kurt,

    • “Symbiosis Reborn”
    I’ve read this poem several times. Each time I’ve read it, the following interpretation (mine) keeps recurring...

    I see two individuals reconnecting after an interrupted relationship! It seems that the one who’s speaking craves for that interrupted relationship to be whole again!

    I enjoyed reading each word...and while reading, I thought about its relatability!
    Quite interesting...to say the least!

    ~Laura~

  • Kurt Philip Behm

    Nice take! Thanks for reading.

    • Laura🌻

      My pleasure!🤗



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