Aching hearts
hold no place
in fortresses of steel
Machinations of logic
and force destroy
inner child joy, whose sole
desire is to heal itself
from shattered mirror propaganda
Longing for safety
within the confines
of another soul
Oil and steel bulldoze innocence
daily while singing the chorus of War
Marching and marching to drums
of disheveled proselytizers
With bullets fired into the eyes of conscience.
which see nothing but fear

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.