Heaven Waits (Blues Poem #15) +5

Kurt Philip Behm

Counting spaces between the notes,

the music came alive


The melody deepened, the band on fire,

all bees have left the hive


Breathing in one fast refrain,

my lungs too full to stop


An Angel melts his pearl baton,

the Sirens blazing hot


New sounds created, harp destroyed,

the clouds all push apart


As heaven waits for one last riff,

—to claim my beating heart


(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)



Bartered Youth


Hosting my own cocktail party,

I feel as when a child


Looking up, again I’m lost,

among adults wearing smiles


I pour the drinks and carry trays,

and laugh at the right times


But still feel small and unattached

—my bartered youth in mime


(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)


The Charm


With no respect for labels,

dead branches on a tree


Refusing thrice to do the dance,

a worthless reverie


Rejecting their consensus,

all singing to the choir


Each word anew I write in blood

—whose truth I do aspire


(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)



The Moment On Fire



the moment is near


Wishes have settled

—all vision is clear



your truth ever glows


To light with desire

—this present unknown


(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)


The Gift


It’s not the money,

and it’s not the fame


The great gift of life

—is life


(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)


Freedom Calls


Last thing to hold on to

Last thing to belong to

Frayed lifeline to the temple

—clogged artery that slows


Last thing to hold on to

Last thing to belong to

As wings expand, freedom calls

—finally letting go


(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)


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  • FredPeyer

    Kurt, I do hope that last riff will not be played for a long long time! They are all beautifully written, your imagination is amazing. And I do like that last one 'Freedom Calls' a lot.

    • Kurt Philip Behm

      Thanks Fred ....the magic of writing in metaphors!

      I'm planning on staying awhile. I have 5 more books
      to finish to complete the 'Ichiban' series I started 12
      years ago. (6 doneā€”5 to go)

    • LaurašŸŒ»

      It is a pleasure to read
      your work! My favorite
      of this posting is...
      THE GIFT!


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