Happy Perseverance from a Lawn Chair

There is nothing worse
a working man
to realize his greater
v.s his
position in life
– the answer is caught but lost
flying on the winds of Christ

I’d rather be happy
punching a clock
– Freddie Mercury self-pity

There’s paint on these
rip in the shirt of buttons
and I sweat sitting
down at the
– sip a beer on Sunday and just listen

If I could play
you would hear the strain of
these words
an honest approach of
a stabbing
growl, desperate to
be more than my
– just ask Joe…………


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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