Makin’ Noise by Jeffery Martin


With forecasts of awaiting dangers

hid and un-hid

I stand prepared

for victory or demise

yet let it come as no surprise

I found my fate as a man

eyes wide open

flailing away

refusing the beggars position

under any condition

with a warrior’s gait

I approach all circumstances

with one foot in front of the other

looking for life

even if it threatens death

I have vowed to stand

for unknown millions

who cast hopes and dreams

in a westernly wind

in my direction

if there are no listeners


I shall tape my own voice to remind myself

of a price paid through blood

blood which cannot be revisited

until courageousness outgrows fear,

foolishness, forgetfulness and forgery

if there is a bullet or a rope awaiting me

it will find me standing and fighting and raising hell

until the last breath makes its way from my body

so others will hear the noise and come to see what movement is taking place

and catch a fire


© Jeffery Martin

Weapon of Choice

Excerpt from the book Weapon of Choice

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20645101_10210024379835016_6687973742195305575_oAbout the Author

Author Jeffery Martin has written 10 books and contributed poetry to 7 anthologies. “Weapon of Choice” won the 2008 New Jersey Beach Book Festival ‘Best Book of Poetry’ and honorable mention in both the New York Book Festival and London Book Festival. Mr. Martin, a storyteller, has also used stories to inspire classrooms and youth groups in both New York and California. While living in Rochester New York he founded the BEHOLD Theater group (he hopes to kick start this again) which introduced to youth to various disciplines within the arts, ranging from Poetry to Fencing. Recently retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District he plans on taking poetry, drumming and storytelling on the road to reach a broader audience. He is currently writing a film script with hopes of releasing it sometime in 2018. His most recent book is “Jus Sayin” released in June 2017 is a myriad of thoughts he has shared over social media over the past few years.

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