The Open Door



Death at its zenith,
  the other side of life’s goodbye

Eternity waiting patiently,
  to welcome us inside

Always the dark misnomer,
  we hold in dread and awe

When really it’s an open door
  —to all we’re searching for

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2019)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on April 23, 2019

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XX XX XX AA X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 257
Words 42
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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