Left of Center by Jeffery Martin

Seeing from another place

can accrue large moments of time alone

teaching all the while steadiness and perseverance


Listening to a higher voice makes hearing

on a small scale challenging

with words running together making little sense

creating barriers to the thinking process

running the risk of fitting into squares

and circles and triangles

of popular brain misadventures

consciousness as opposed to conformity

draws strange looks

and imagined scenarios

what is not understood is often misunderstood

for no one’s good


Using eyes, mind and analogy

is diametrically opposed to the herd gentrification

of mummified theories and wives tales

that lay like heavy blankets


Over streets and avenues and boulevards

and places and roads and terraces and courts

and everywhere in between

except those who don’t mind the awkward silences

of conformity and the beautiful

symphonies played in the background of mental freedom


© Jeffery Martin

Weapon of Choice

Excerpt from the book Weapon of Choice

$13.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available at CTU Publishing Group and Amazon.com

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.

Visit Jeffery’s Author Page At www.ctupublishinggroup.com/jeffery-martin-.html

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