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Bribing The Devil



Leaving nothing to his children but cowardly shame,
his back turned toward the light

His memory the captor of a traitorous scheme,
capitulating through the fight

His legacy broken, his endowment recalled,
his reputation scorched and burned

Offering to the Devil his original sin
—with redemption twice suborned

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2020)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on February 29, 2020

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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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