The Gift Of Futures Past



Bigger in my memory
smaller in my inclination
Regret a distant calling card
admonishing my name

Vacant in my recollection
bedded in my hopefulness
Joy a future invitation
—Heaven to proclaim

(Christmas Wishing: First Book Of Prayers- December, 2022)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on December 25, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XAXB AXAB X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 255
Words 42
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 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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