Past Life by Jeffery Martin


Useta run behind you

on some whimsical imaginary voyage

where skies were bluer

oceans calmer

and cupids lined my bedroom wall


The mere thought of sharing your love

sent mythological visions across

all of my horizons until one day

the bubble burst

my eyes widened

and truths revealed themselves

one at a time

enlightenment stood

in my shoes

and got comfortable

and showed me

that the sky

the ocean

the flowers

the moon

and the stars

were beautiful

whether you smiled or not


I don’t run behind you as much

or yearn for your company as much

all because I’ve learned the earth

revolves around something else


© 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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