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Be Most Careful

Be careful as you age …
when they try to convince you
that your rough edges need to
come off

Be careful when they say that
“Your words need to be more
carefully chosen and more appropriate
to the politically elite”

Be careful when they threaten those
things that you have developed over
time that they will never appreciate
or understand

But be most careful when they tell
you… “We are really your friends and
have only your best interests at heart,”
—be most careful

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2015)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on December 15, 2015

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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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