Poetry is what my soul craves,
and poetry is the reason for which,
my body was created.
Love and sex are poetry personified,
and so I fulfill my destiny to love and not hate
Give life, not take
Create, not destroy
War was not meant for anyone
and not any one was meant for war
Do not hand your life over to brutes
who use you as a pawn for their
own power hungry ambitions.
Instead, live a life of peace and love
Love fiercely and stress little
Show compassion, not apathy
Supply empathy, not sympathy
I stand in the face of perpetual war
and I do not gouge its eyes out.
Instead I caress it and show it
Understanding and compassion
two wrongs don’t make a right and as MLK said,
Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light.
And as I stand, a peaceful creature
in this war torn landscape that is modern life
I reflect on the wisdom of ancients and modernists alike
Show courage in the face of danger
and courage does not always mean fighting.
Often times it means the reverse . . .
Letting go and living your life
Pacifism, not violence
Understanding, not ignorance.
© Adam Levon Brown
Excerpt from the book “Musings of a Madman”
About the Author
Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. His writing will transport you to another space where you won’t want to leave.
Adam Levon Brown burst through the door of contemporary poetry in early 2015 after being diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder. He used writing as a tool for catharsis and eventually started submitting his poems to journals and magazines. Now an established poet with dozens of publications, a fiction novella, and two full collections of poetry out, he plans to take the poetry world by storm.
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