Of Dandelions and The Deceased

Gravestone in Black
by Adam Levon Brown

I found solace
in a run-down graveyard
centered two miles away
from my house

There were no flowers
and no mourners crying
for their lost

I browsed the stones
like I was in a library
of the deceased

After about thirty minutes
I found one name that
resonated with my heart
“John Brown Jr.”

I sat at his side
as though I was his
nurse and he were still

waiting for the news
on his condition

I placed a lone dandelion
at his feet and said
a silent prayer to
whomever was listening

I left the gravestone
with a knowing in my heart
that someday, I will
take the place of

John Brown Jr.


Adam Levon Brown is a poet, student, and activist residing in Eugene, Oregon. He enjoys the outdoors, playing with cats, and meeting new people. He can be reached via his website at http://www.AdamLevonBrown.org, where he offers free resources to poets.


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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