Be still my aching, bleeding heart
The time will come now don’t fall apart
The journey is treacherous and cruel
With gusty winds and snow bitterly cool
Walk the staircase of life and you will see
Just what it means to be peaceful and free
Fleeing the deserts of my tormented soul
The journey has taken its sickening toll
I look to the stars for specks of hope
In love with my grace, we will soon elope
Trudging on and on through the bitter remnants of the past
This journey is agony, surely forever it cannot last
I come to a giant stone set squarely in my pathway
It’s the face of my own mother that will not go away
She reminds of my all of my past
and all the wrong that I’ve done and I plea,
I try to make her realize what’s done is done.
She berates me with insults and I can’t take no more
I scream her name and she turns into a door
Is this the end of my arduous journey or is this just the beginning?
With all my heart I pray that it’s the end,
for surely my patience is thinning
As I open the door and walk into the dark,
something hits my mind; like a divine spark
Suddenly everything I’ve ever done becomes clear
I know now that there’s not one thing to fear
I stood there looking into a mirror
and realized that on my cheek stood one lone tear
I have conquered my past;
and may now move on to my future goals
Self-realization guiding me along the river of lost souls.
© 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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