back home again

oh
i’m breathing in
this orange
cool sun
under the flag
of a red anthem
white tonight
the old
dominion
dear God protect
we still serve
you
identify and i
won’t
deny
dear canada
ocean to sea
and
back on time
sea to
ocean
they’re both
the
same
and i don’t want the
city to see
what the country
knows
red and white
fireworks tonight
white and red
heritage and dominion
sea to sea
sailor sky tonight
sea
to sea
niagara falls
in sight
i’m breathing in
this
red anthem
dear God protect
we
still serve you
on
guard pour vous
parlez vous

-what this country knows

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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