Janna Brown

United States

I'm a bit of an old soul, with a passion for writing. I believe strongly in freedom of speech and love to hear everyones opinion, whether I agree or not. I hope to sieze everyday and find adventure always, but more than anything I love to be outside.

Message to Readers

“And he could not tell why the struggle was worthwhile, why he had determined to use the utmost himself and his heritage from the personalities he had passed... He stretched out his arms to the crystalline, radiant sky. 'I know myself,' he cried, 'But that is all.'"
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side Of Paradise

A Versatile Mind In A Restless Generation

June 14, 2019


A romantic is what you chose to be called,
Because to your emotions and desires you were enthralled.
A poet and a dreamer with so many ideals in your head,
I clung onto each and every word you said.
Much like me -
You were on the road to self-discovery.
Searching for human understanding, yet trapped in a rat race,
A world of people attracted to blue ribbons and lace.
Wanting desperately to be free -
You traveled down your road of self-discovery.
Making memories you'd one day want to relive as you went along
And learning from the lovers who had done you wrong.
Contemplating life and death and everything in between,
Just wondering what everything really means.
As a character I thought you were great
And sometimes I still wonder what will be your fate,
Because to me you always seemed so wise,
As you led me to this side of paradise
I knew you wouldn't stay,
Because you still had to find your way.
A versatile mind in a restless generation,
You were an absolute sensation!
You who always wanted to think of yourself,
Has left your memory sitting upon my bookshelf.
And yet somewhere under a crystalline sky, your voice seems to call,
"I know myself! But that is all -" 
Have you ever fallen in love with a character in a book before? I don't mean literally ofcourse :P but still have you ever fallen in love with their story and the kind of person they are. I just finished reading This Side Of Paradise today, and I absolutely fell in love with the story and thought Amory Blaine was great. So now I challenge you to write a poem about a character from a book that you've enjoyed reading and put your link in the comments below. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks!


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  • Janna Brown

    @Ellabellabluebell Thank you! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    12 months ago
  • Ellabellabluebell

    I love this !! I’ll try the challenge too ;-) :-D

    12 months ago