True Cost



Forgetting to remember,
destiny sold
is eternity shamed

Forgetting to remember,
letters well placed
still call out your name

Forgetting to remember,
providence anointed
is innocence lost

Forgetting to remember,
what’s bought with your freedom
—blood the true cost

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2020)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on February 29, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Characters 296
Words 43
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 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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