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)  

Comments2

  • Laura🌻

    Kurt,

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

    ~Laura~

  • 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.

      🙂

      Kurt



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