kurtphilipbehm

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Best selling Author and Poet. Sixteen books in publication. Favorite topics are 'Time' and its many deceptions.

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  • kurtphilipbehm 4h

    Rip Tide

    It’s always been different
    and always the same
    it’s all been anonymous
    and all had a name
    It’s had no beginning
    and having no end
    the truth lost in playing
    this game of pretend
    The magic in giving,
    what’s been taken is lost
    the price of the folly
    exceeding its cost
    And we search the horizon
    never leaving the shore
    the waves ever constant
    now as then—and before

    (The New Room: January, 2022)

  • kurtphilipbehm 1d

    Potentia Mutare

    You can’t fill your dry spots
    out of a whisky bottle
    Or chase away demons
    with a dirty needle
    Or change the future
    pointing the finger of blame
    The freedom within you
    —the power to change

    (The New Room: January, 2022)

  • kurtphilipbehm 1d

    Matthew 18:3

    Tonight I became my youngest son,
    my oldest son now gone
    My youth reframed, new joy proclaimed,
    a lost returning song

    Tonight I became that little boy,
    whose playpen sets me free
    All toys reclaimed, no further blame
    —to enter joyfully

    (The New Room: January, 2022)

  • kurtphilipbehm 2d

    Bringing Up The Rear

    The only one along this road…
    riding shotgun through my mind
    Tomorrow waits for someone else,
    a wanderer consigned
    Forgetting what the moment augurs,
    living in the past
    Confirming what I’m most afraid of
    —behind whoever’s last

    (The New Room: January, 2022)

  • kurtphilipbehm 2d

    Lost To Love

    Your memory found me wordless,
    too mute to carry on
    Trapped between old verbs and nouns,
    silence for a song

    With love a distant haunting,
    we mine a tragic vow
    What once we had… the good, the bad
    —this quietude abounds

    (Dreamsleep: January, 2022

  • kurtphilipbehm 3d

    Aenigma

    Hard to love
    —harder to know

    (Dreamsleep: January, 2022)

  • kurtphilipbehm 4d

    Beyond The Flames

    You can burn a book,
    but never burn its truth
    The flames sear the meaning,
    tattooed at the root

    Dousing this sacrilege,
    my felony went untried
    Escaping with the Muse in tow
    —a fugitive decried

    (Dreamsleep: January, 2022)

  • kurtphilipbehm 4d

    Rod Serling Remembered

    What’s in a photograph
    in reference to time
    The events as portrayed
    or what they call to mind

    Focused on tomorrow,
    the picture is lame
    Its history frozen
    —the future unframed

    (Dreamsleep: January, 2022)

  • kurtphilipbehm 5d

    “Thou Shalt Not Covet…”

    Religion
    a prison…
    to fence and restrain

    Spoken
    or written…
    it tries to contain

    What can’t
    be conscripted
    or coveted pure

    The Presence
    as given
    —freely endures

    (The New Room: January, 2022)

  • kurtphilipbehm 5d

    When Time Stopped

    The future hung desperately on to the past,
    like a pilot fish to a whale
    Swimming through the current of times gone by,
    lost moments were impaled
    The seconds ticked down, day blacker than night,
    intention in denial
    As deep in the din, voices cried from within
    —eternity on trial

    (The New Room: January, 2022)