Nothing More



Not a student of Poetry,
  more a student of life

The words fell  before me,
  stepping-stones of delight

Not a student of Verse,
  but of musings inspired

My days withdrew inward,
  the years stoked and fired

Not a student of prose,
  but its lover the same

As words strung together,
  and called out my name

Not a Poet or Novelist,
  but a writer for sure

Verbal stepchild unnamed
  —asking for nothing more

(Villanova Pennsylvania: September, 2016)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on May 16, 2019

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Scheme AX AX XB BB XC DC XX XX D
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 437
Words 76
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 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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