No Dreams Allowed



Paved over deep,
  my thoughts below

Once brilliant shades
  of amber glow

The darkest light,
  I now befriend

Whose darkest thoughts,
  I sought to end

While further down,
  the chanting starts

No mockingbirds,
  no meadowlarks

Where stillness reigns,
  the present weeps

My ashes cool,
  my soul retreats

Lodged six feet under
  below the crowd

Though sleep eternal
   —no dreams allowed

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2019)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on February 15, 2019

Modified on March 13, 2023

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Scheme XA BA XC XC XX BB XX XX XD XD X
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 412
Words 64
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 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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