The Mad Ramblings of a Joker
By Brandon Dillon
Poet Brandon Dillon makes his debut with “The Mad Ramblings of a Joker,” a brutally honest collection, full of metaphor and vibrant imagery. His work covers topics such as PTSD, depression, and heartbreak, and softer moments of hope and reflective peace. His poetry is deep and unforgettable, a beacon for a dark world that needs a friend to say, “I’ve been there. I understand.”
|Subject||Poetry, Combat PTSD, Marine Veteran|
|Publisher||Paper Airplane Publishing, LLC|
The Mad Ramblings of a Joker – Reviews
The Mad Ramblings of a Joker is like thick, dark cocoa, nearly so stout your spoon can stand within, splashed with cinnamon and a few bobbing marshmallows of sweetness to savor in the darkness. Take your time with Dillon's poems, rushing could cause you to slip into a pit of despair; however, chewed on slowly and approached with caution, his poetry could change your heart with one empathetic taste.
This book is a look into the soul of a soldier; a glimpse into what it looks like to live on the other side of survival. Brandon takes us through the hurt, anger, despair, and grief that we all experience at some point in our lives. This book is a collection of relatability through a lens I could never imagine for myself.
The battle with self is a war on-going and explored in Brandon Dillon's collection of poems. Under layers of ash and whiskey, Dillon's voice is honest and resonates with others who have experienced trauma, loss or PTSD. As a Marine, father, and imperfect human, Dillon provides an openness about PTSD that could help others understand their grief too.