Silent Dissidence

There are no bastions
for radicals

Driven down, beat up,
Spit on, ignored

There is no great salvation
for radicals

Exhaustion, tear after
tear after salty tear

There is no room
for radical discourse

Respect, conform,
get a job, shut up

There is no savior
for the radical

Jesus was a gun toting
American Nationalist

There is no voice
for the radical

Megaphones on either side
of the head, blasting rhetoric

There are no Molotov
voices left, only watered down

There are no bastions
for radicals

Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. He is owner of Madness Muse Press; a micro-press that publishes dark poetry, and a book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. He has over 100 poems published in 9 different countries. He has been published in venues such as Burningword Literary Journal, Corvus Review, and Yellow Chair Review. Adam can be contacted via his website at where he offers free poetry resources. Also see his press at Read other articles by Adam Levon.