Reason Falters



Do you write the words
or do they write you

Are the feelings tattered
or something new

Do you speak in tongues
or in muted silence

Are the moments sacred
or void of credence

Do the questions answer
themselves in time

Do the phrases mingle
but never rhyme

Do the reasons falter
excuse to reign

Do the moments linger
—tomorrow framed

(Newtown Square Pennsylvania: April, 2022)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on April 11, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XA XA XB XB CD ED CX CX E
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 385
Words 75
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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