Journey by Adam Levon Brown


Be still my aching, bleeding heart

The time will come now don’t fall apart

The journey is treacherous and cruel

With gusty winds and snow bitterly cool

Walk the staircase of life and you will see

Just what it means to be peaceful and free

Fleeing the deserts of my tormented soul

The journey has taken its sickening toll

I look to the stars for specks of hope

In love with my grace, we will soon elope

Trudging on and on through the bitter remnants of the past

This journey is agony, surely forever it cannot last

I come to a giant stone set squarely in my pathway

It’s the face of my own mother that will not go away

She reminds of my all of my past

and all the wrong that I’ve done and I plea,

I try to make her realize what’s done is done.

She berates me with insults and I can’t take no more

I scream her name and she turns into a door

Is this the end of my arduous journey or is this just the beginning?

With all my heart I pray that it’s the end,

for surely my patience is thinning

As I open the door and walk into the dark,

something hits my mind; like a divine spark

Suddenly everything I’ve ever done becomes clear

I know now that there’s not one thing to fear

I stood there looking into a mirror

and realized that on my cheek stood one lone tear

I have conquered my past;

and may now move on to my future goals


Self-realization guiding me along the river of lost souls.


© Adam Levon Brown

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About the Author

Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. His writing will transport you to another space where you won’t want to leave.

Adam Levon Brown burst through the door of contemporary poetry in early 2015 after being diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder. He used writing as a tool for catharsis and eventually started submitting his poems to journals and magazines. Now an established poet with dozens of publications, a fiction novella, and two full collections of poetry out, he plans to take the poetry world by storm.

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