Embracing Your Fear



I’ve always been good at making an entrance,
   never choosing to stay

I’ve always been good at passing through,
  most often forgetting the day

I bypassed adulthood, becoming a child,
  as your legions mocked and jeered

And answered those voices calling out of the wild
   —embracing everything you fear

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2015)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on January 22, 2019

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Scheme XA XA BX BX X
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 340
Words 53
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 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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