Casting Off The Bow Line

Kurt Philip Behm

Casting Off The Bow Line

 

Goodbye

my unwed darling

I’m married

to this dream

 

Freedom

calling out to me

betrothal thus

redeemed

 

Bachelorhood

a Siren’s calling

Feted tween

the sails

 

Truant winds

to act upon

Legends

tell the tale

 

Setting off

this final time

Rudder

in my hand

 

Truth when hoisted

up the mast

Liberty

— commands

 

(Dreamsleep: February, 2024)

 

So Imbued

 

Crime without sanction

honor among thieves

Tomatoes tomattos

prudish obscene

 

Rules as their written

intention entwined

Good becomes bad

sight becomes blind

 

Credence engendered

by those so imbued

A prince or a pauper

depends on your view

 

The world in a tailspin

no two think the same

the baby the bathwater

— praising the blame 

 

(The New Room: February, 2024)

 

 

Time Awaits

 

Not connected to

the dollar

 

Courted

never wed

 

Engaged to no one

but himself

 

Making

his own bed

 

All fame and fortune

lost to fate

 

Constancy

of mind

 

Whose future readers

time awaits

 

His legacy

— to find

 

(The New Room: February, 2024)

 

 

 

 

  • Author: Kurt Philip Behm (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 24th, 2024 16:32
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Comments1

  • Cassie58

    Each one of these three poems is a little gem. I enjoyed reading them all. Thank you for sharing them.



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