The Light Eternal



Can you ever really lose
  what you’ve never really had
  
Can you ever be good
  if you’ve never been bad

Can you ever pose a question
  that’s never been asked

Can the answer prove elusive
  when the future is past

Can the moments live on frozen
  if only in your heart

Can the love you give unspoken
  shout the loudest unremarked

Can you ever really finish
  what was never yours to start

Can your light shine on eternal
  —without passing through the dark

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2019)
      ‘From The Book Of Prayers’
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on April 17, 2019

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Scheme XA XA BX XX BC BX XC DX DX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 528
Words 92
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Kurt Philip Behm

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