From The Coal Mine (+1)

Kurt Philip Behm

From The Coal Mine …


Liars …

 early prophets

 of impending doom


(The New Room: February, 2024)



The Moment Shared


We often forget

wrapped up

in our own drama

— that everyone feels the same


(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)




Circle Game


The purpose of war

is peace

The guarantor of peace

— is war


(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)







hides the message

Whose altar


In joy’s


The pilgrimage

— ends


(1st Book Of Prayers: February, 2024)




I Bequeath Thee …


Birthing a memory

 o’er future and past

To carry my words

inside others to last


Birthing a memory

o’er time and space

To those still unborn

— my welcoming grace


(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)




Four Steps



all kindling that burns


the knowledge that yearns


before it’s your turn


— each lesson hard earned


(The New Room: February, 2024)



True Fortune


Good health is loaned

— but never owned


(Deamsleep: February, 2024)



The Burning Bridge


When faith is abandoned

we live on old dreams

In time captured wastelands

barren demeaned

Believing the tattler

and spinner of lies

Desperation is sainted

epistles decry


“Music plays in keys of pain

shouting from below

Missals singed in pagan fire

ashes still aglow

Caught out on a bridge alone

burning from both ends

Martyred in our heresy

— darkness to befriend”


(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)




  • Author: Kurt Philip Behm (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 22nd, 2024 10:59
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