Cinematic Bloodbath – Author Adam Levon Brown

Violence in the movies

violence in the streets

Violence is everywhere

even in the sheets

of rain that fall and abuse you as you walk

Sunrays berate you as you walk and you talk

We talk about shootings like they’re an abhorrence

When we eat, sleep, and drink violence in torrents

kids look up the modern psychopath in movies like they are gods

Then we witness shootings

what are the odds?

The odds are pretty good as I can plainly see

violence is the main moneymaker on TV

Blame mental illness

blame the lone sod

but never blame the elites

money is our God

We work all day and then pay to see someone pretend to die on camera

Maybe if you put your money elsewhere we’d see people hammer a

few nails into the planks of sanity

Instead we pay people for their vanity

I could go on and on but I will not

Just remember you’re the one paying to see somebody get shot

 

© Adam Brown

Excerpt form the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”

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Divided Lines

Foreword . . .

In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.

 It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.

 Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.

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