The Last Laugh



Outside the backdrop of the given world,
the emptiness fled

And deep in the recesses of what’s never to be,
contradiction fed

Far beyond meaning and stated intent,
all reasons turned to dust

With nothing to prove and less to embrace
—the laugh at last on us

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December, 2019)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on December 12, 2019

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XA XA XX XX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 294
Words 51
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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