A poem, inspired by Sean Penn, by Sean Penn

by marjorieingall on March 20, 2018

Sean Penn has written a novel! According to BookRiot, “A poem in the novel refers to the “#MeToo” movement, criticizing its reduction to ‘a platform for accusation impunity’ and asking whether due process has ‘lost its sheen.'” 

Is this true? I don’t know! But it inspired my muse! And when the muse strikes you just have to let her hit you, which is a phenomenon the press does not cover enough when it keeps focusing on men hitting women!

A Poem in Sean Penn Quotes

by Sean Penn

(with Marjorie Ingall

providing sheen)

We sit within the quietude of fortified walls

There’s a lot of mediocrity being celebrated. 
I think we all have light and dark inside us 
I am a Justin Timberlake fan

We’ve let the blade of our innocence dull over time,    

and 
it’s only in innocence 
that you find any kind of magic.

I’m a huge Woody Allen fan. 

When I do journalism, I take no payment
I once had a house burn down…and it was so liberating

On a romantic level
if you feel it about somebody and it’s pure, 
it means that they do too.

There is a strength of character 
in the people who have, 
by and large, 
never experienced comfort. 

I don’t consider myself specifically political, you know. 

What is it
that 
removes all doubt from a man’s eyes? 
Is it power? 
Admirable clarity? 
Or soullessness? 

I’m not a breakfast eater

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