Kurt Philip Behm

Without The Fire (+3)

Is morality an end point,

or a journey to begin

 

                Are right and wrong just bookends placed,

   or what then lies within

 

All Ethical persuasion,

to attain or just desire

 

Whose end result will never come

—enflamed without the fire

 

(Haverford Pennsylvania: July, 2019)

 

 

Verses Defy

 

Perfection and honor,

concealed in the words

 

Shame and disloyalty,

rejected unheard

 

Deep in a poem,

truth’s fealty hides

 

Inhumanity cursed

—its verses defy

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)

 

 

 

Where Thunder Begins

 

All virtue intended,

but darkness conspired

 

The moon bringing shadows,

the wind bringing liars

 

Our memories entrapped,

as time’s myth reigns again

 

From clouds that are hidden

—where thunder begins

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017) 

 

 

To Forever Amend

 

Trapped in the meter,

a prisoner of rhyme

 

My spirit indicted,

destroyer of time

 

A minstrels disciple,

epistle in hand

 

The sound and the rhythm,

my souls contraband

 

New couplets my jailer,

their sentences terse

 

The key to their freedom,

locked deep in the verse

 

And serving in silence,

chalk marks on the wall

 

I listen intently,

for one voice to call

 

Awaiting its pardon,

this conviction will end

 

My words liberated

—to forever amend

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)

Comments2

  • Laura

    Kurt,

    A great share to begin today’s journey...
    ...and a wonderful journey it shall be!💖

    ~Laura~🌻

  • Christina8

    Really liked 'where thunder begins' and loved 'To forever amend'. All were great poems!



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