Your Last Vow



Does music have a language,
  does feeling have a name

Is love the sole survivor
  that calls beyond the grave

Do excuses have a reason
  for the falsehoods that they spew

Does honor have a season
  to restore the faith you knew

Do all mothers have a father
  or just sons to tell their tale

Do all preachers write their sermons
  to rehash what God curtails

Are the words then just a token
  when cast out from the heart

Is judgment left unspoken
  with belief cut up in parts

Is direction now forbidden
  and all meaning thusly doomed

Is laughter all but hidden
  with its smile partly groomed

Is today beyond tomorrow
  and why replaced with how

Do the questions feign an answer
  indecision—your last vow

(Villanova Pennsylvania: November, 2018)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on November 25, 2018

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XX AX BC BC AX XX BX BX BD BD XE AE A
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 727
Words 130
Stanzas 13
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 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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