March 9, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Adam Levon Brown



Facing Death with a Heart full of Sorrow



Pacing back and forth in the darkened night wing

of Sacred Heart hospital


Peeking into the sanitized, white room where my mother

lies broken and sick


Tears gather around the eyes of the rest of my

immediate family


I have yet to shed a tear,

but I am twisted inside


My stomach feels like a cornered dove

turned into a rapacious puma


Bubbling to the surface, struggling

to escape


I pace around for a while longer

and decide to sit down


I fall asleep and wake to

the news that my mother will be alright


I wipe the tears from my heart

and nearly fall from the amount


of adrenaline running through my system







Adam Levon Brown

Adam Levon Brown is a poet and author residing in Eugene, Oregon. He has one published poetry book out, Musings of a Madman, which is a collection of poems made to enlighten and inspire the reader. Adam attributes his love of poetry to the many great poets he discovered in the school library during his formative years.  He enjoys listening to political hip hop music and is a political activist himself.


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