Kurt Philip Behm

The Future Spun (+8)

I took you into my arms,

to ask about tomorrow


But then you went and stole my heart,

from dreams of yesterday


Reaching deep inside my pain,

you took away the sorrow


All hurt now gone and future spun

—the present here to stay


(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)



Turns To Song


The words all come together,

their meaning front to back


Like birds of common feather,

they follow the same tack


Existing for each other,

alone their context gone


All strength inside their union

—where memory turns to song


(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)



Life's Contract


Borrow someone else’s truth…

but there’s one you need to own


Whose lease runs out as time grows short

—life’s contract yours alone


(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)




Reasons Sublime


Living in the present




The excuses get


—reasons sublime


(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017) 



Spirit Reclaimed


Crossing Montana for the first time…

everything was changed


My heart no longer my own

—my spirit there reclaimed


(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)




Today was all you



The past now fraught

with pain


The hurt was set,

you could not forget


What our love

could not rename


(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)




Freed Of Sin


Can we ever know creation,

can we ever reach the source


Can knowledge of its power,

transcend this mortal course


Can we join in transformation,

as the old is new again


Is there really a salvation

—where the truth is freed of sin


(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017) 



From Heaven Bought


A prisoner of devotion,

a Saint indentured pure


The light now holds him captive,

on knees bent to the floor


His silence for a jailer,

his sentence now unlocked


With handcuffs loose and falling

—their key from heaven bought


(Las Vegas Nevada: January, 2017)





The Lies about tomorrow,

define all truth today


Deceived by joy and sorrow

—all promise gone astray


(Las Vegas Nevada- January, 2017)


  • Laura


    A Good Morning to you! ☀️

    • “The Future Spun”

    Reading this exquisite poem has set the tone for this beautiful day!
    Thank you for sharing this magnificent write!💖


  • Kurt Philip Behm

    My pleasure, thanks for reading.

    • Laura

      Reading your work is like the Dawn of a New Day...
      ...a much anticipated delight!🤗

    • Kurt Philip Behm

      Too kind!

      • Laura

        I’m just being honest and expressing what I feel!

        • Laura

          The completion of this twenty-four cycle is almost here! Your poems deserve another read before the Dawn of a New Day which will soon be upon us! Today was a great day! 🤗

        • poetboy5454

          Always love coming back and reading your works!

        • Christina8

          This is amazing! You have a gift, my friend! Into the favorites they go!

          • Kurt Philip Behm

            Thanks Christina, love hearing from you.


            • Christina8

              Anytime, always a fan. Even if I don't respond, I do read your poetry!

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