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Refusing To Kneel



I abhor weakness
in all of its forms

My words gaining strength
through many a storm

Whether sleet in my face
or rudderless keel

This pledge I do anchor
—refusing to kneel

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2016)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on June 19, 2019

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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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