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To Forever Portend

Trapped in the meter,
  a prisoner of rhyme

My spirit indicted,
  destroyer of time

A minstrels disciple,
  epistle in hand

The sound and the rhythm,
  my souls contraband

New couplets my jailer,
  their sentences terse

The key to their freedom,
  locked deep in the verse

And serving in silence,
  chalk marks on the wall

I listen intently,
  for one voice to call

Awaiting its pardon,
  this conviction will end

My words liberated,
—to forever portend

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on January 28, 2017

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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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