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A Kingdom For A Poem



I imagined myself rich,
I saw myself poor

From the suite to the stable,
my soul cried for more

The sweeter the temptation,
the more dour the gain

A kingdom for a poem
—my treasure renamed

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2017)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on July 12, 2019

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Characters 222
Words 40
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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