In this materialistic capitalistic futuristic unrealistic sensationalistic propagandistic ritualistic segregationalistic religionistic fatalistic
tribalistic judgementalistic revivalistic
dogma that we call freedom
lies the rebellious voice of those unafraid of the label, “outsider”
they reside in dark corners
surrounded by books and confused stares unknown
unheard searching for truth alone and undaunted reading between lines while listening for un- comfortable silences hero is never engraved on their tombstones but the hard stone suffices.
© Jeffery Martin
Excerpt from the book Weapon of Choice
About 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.
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