Stuck and stranded between the holy,
gold-laden gates of heaven and the profane,
luminescent fires of hell.
Some would call this place purgatory.
Lost and broken,
my heart beats with the strum of one thousand questions.
One lone question
breathes through the lungs of my mind,
and dominates all others
To journey across the halycon lakes,
to hear the elysian trumpeting of the blessed cherubs?
Or to travel the searing Devil’s road . . .
To converse with lord of darkness,
about the mysteries of the cosmos?
Both choices present themselves; with obvious benefits.
But which to choose?
I stretch my confused brain for the answer.
And upon much contemplation, a decision is made.
To hell with my tattered, broken soul.
I shall learn the secrets of the universe.
And to hell with sanctimonious deities,
of white-golden light.
What has “God” ever done for me?
I shall bathe in the rivers of crimson, forevermore ~
It is where I belong, forevermore…
© 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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