Kurt Philip Behm

Sealing The Memory (+5)

Each new Poem a gift

 as yet unwrapped


Its secrets lay hidden,

 its flow untapped


Waiting for the author

 to feel the pain


To seal the memory

  —to wear the stain


(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2018)


Hearts To Fill


Love yourself first

 before someone else will


Feelings vested, spirit rhymed

 attraction distilled


Love yourself first

 before someone else will


Your beauty self-reflected

 —another’s heart to fill


(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2018)


Is It Something More?


Is there a difference between

 judgment and observation


Is there a difference between

 opinion and introspection


Is there a difference between

 atonement and damnation


Is the difference only in the words

 —or is it something more


(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2018)



The Future Ablaze


The older I get…

  the more exclusive I become

  with distant mountains to climb  


The older I get…

  the shorter the moods swing

  and the longer I can laugh out loud


The older I get…

  the more vivid the memory

  of what we almost became


The older I get…

  with feelings that burn, the future ablaze

    —the older I get 


(Villanova Pennsylvania: May, 2016)



Not Free To Go


Too old to be your Brother,

 too young to be your Dad


These private moments that we share

 our limbo iron clad


You wrap your eyes around me,

 I’m spellbound in your gaze


The years between us melt away

 and drift off in the haze


Too old to be your lover

 yet young with thoughts aglow


Your breath like silk, your touch on fire

  —my heart not free to go


(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2018)




The Raptor's Eye


The world pushes left

 the world pushes right


The middle ground deadly

 a trappers delight


Pigeons take refuge

 as hawks rule the skies


Hunting all charlatans

 —truth in their eyes


(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2018)  


  • Laura🌻


    Two beautifully written poems with an inimitable depth and style that only you can achieve!


  • Candlewitch

    do so wish that you would give each poem an entry of their own as they deserve it. both poems are so very wise and beautiful! I'm a fan of your unique style.

    *hugs, Cat

    • Kurt Philip Behm

      Thanks Cat, but forum rules only allow you to post one a day.



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