One Arrow Left



Twas deep within my golden years
when youth came rushing back
Tired of being left behind
seducing what I lack

Clocks run down as midnight harkens
options running thin
Amorous feelings lost to time
whose walls are closing in

But then an archer from the past
tightens up my bow
One arrow left to fire off…
that girl I used to know

It flies directed from my hand
t’ward one I left so young
To strike a memory buried deep
—of first love woe begun

(Saint David’s Pennsylvania: June, 2022)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on June 06, 2022

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Scheme ABXB ACXC XXXX XXXX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 500
Words 98
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 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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