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I Answered Back

As I lay dying
there were no regrets,
. . . because I answered back

From all beginnings
to every distant end,
. . . I answered back

Not waiting for any higher calling
or mystery on the wind,
. . . I answered back

Before the questions, even after the
secrets,
. . . I answered back

I shouted in voices of my own becoming,
and you forgave me for every one,
. . . and answered back too

Spreading your wings
eternal,
...inviting me to climb on

Pointing me toward the
heavens,
...for one last ride

Where I hold on triumphant,
listening to you announce into forever,
. . . those things I’ve said

(Villanova Pennsylvania: May, 2011)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on December 23, 2016

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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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