Faultless ~ Author Jeffery Martin

 

So misguided

in youth

time has only placed more

disappointment at her door

 

She who finds temporary joy

in dark places

with dark men

who never ask questions

or seem interested in hers

 

Now paying a price undeserved

because some dark stranger

stole her innocence

and convinced the child in her

that dying was better than feeling

and numb better than heart break

 

Such a wonderful spirit

which may never hold its own hand

or laugh at itself

 

Misguided youth transformed

into bitter adulthood

with no one kind enough

to admit

none of it was her fault

 

© Jeffery Martin

Weapon of Choice

Excerpt from the book Weapon of Choice

$13.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available at CTU Publishing Group and Amazon.com


20645101_10210024379835016_6687973742195305575_oAbout the Author

Author Jeffery Martin has written 10 books and contributed poetry to 7 anthologies. “Weapon of Choice” won the 2008 New Jersey Beach Book Festival ‘Best Book of Poetry’ and honorable mention in both the New York Book Festival and London Book Festival. Mr. Martin, a storyteller, has also used stories to inspire classrooms and youth groups in both New York and California. While living in Rochester New York he founded the BEHOLD Theater group (he hopes to kick start this again) which introduced to youth to various disciplines within the arts, ranging from Poetry to Fencing. Recently retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District he plans on taking poetry, drumming and storytelling on the road to reach a broader audience. He is currently writing a film script with hopes of releasing it sometime in 2018. His most recent book is “Jus Sayin” released in June 2017 is a myriad of thoughts he has shared over social media over the past few years.

Visit Jeffery’s Author Page At www.ctupublishinggroup.com/jeffery-martin-.html



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