Against the Grain – Author Christopher Allen Breidinger


I might never speak again

Except through this pen

Where my voice extends

Beyond the fringe

Of who I’ve been

And where I begin.

These are not my lines,

They are my veins,

And this ink is my blood

Circulating the strain

That sustains my heart

But fills my brain

With this incessant need

To go against the grain.


© Christopher Allen Breidinger

The Church of Poetry

Excerpt from the book The Church of Poetry


About the Author

Christopher Allen Breidinger is an American poet, editor, songwriter and book cover designer currently residing in Winter Haven, Florida with his wife of 22 years and their teenage daughter. Inspired by the world and impassioned by changing for the better, Christopher seeks to plant seeds of profound thought and sing songs of harmony with his words, while exploring both the darkness and the light, searching for a more perfect balance.

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