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Buried In The Coals



Do you think you’re Heaven worthy
for myself—I never have

The weight I carry pulls me down
and keeps me off the path

I avoid most every mirror
my reflection haunts me still

With eyes that stare like piercing lasers
to maim, and then to kill

My spirit left in ashes
my kindled soul to burn

Salvation buried in the coals
—from lessons never learned

(Villanova Pennsylvania: October, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on October 20, 2018

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Scheme XX XX AB XB XX XX A
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 392
Words 69
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 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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