Kurt Philip Behm

Your Mistress Defiled

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 …






Has your violence
 taken you to places
 I’ve not been?

Or driven you
 to things
 I’ve not seen?

Was your soul
 mired in conflict
 once raised from the dead?

Were your walls
 built to fortify
 excuses and blame?

Have your choices
 been forged by
 damnation and fear?

Did love matter at all
 when it cried
 through the pain?

Could you still hear its voice
 on those darkest
 of nights?

Are those places you
 conquered
 in tribute now shamed?

Did your victims
 kneel down
 their heads bowed in defeat?

Was mercy rejected
 your mistress
 defiled?

Has your violence
 taken you to places
 I’ve not been?

Or driven you
 to things
 I’ve not seen?

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2015)

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