Licentia



A strange thing happens
  once you’re as old as your heroes

The mystery less enchanting,
  the romance nearly gone

A stranger thing happens
  when you outlive your heroes

The nuances shouting boldly
   —permission now won

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on April 13, 2019

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AB XX AB XX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 254
Words 39
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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