some of my fathers’ albums held more meaning…………

my first
album for
my first record player
not
for the family room
but
for
my
bedroom.

Ragged

a rock n roll image

a word

that word

but as i grew older
the lyrics
held little meaning
so,
i would go and
move onto
other
artists
– those whose words and sounds held greater
depth

but i would keep coming back
to
that one word

Ragged

kept coming back to
that first
album

playing it
over
and over
trying to find
meaning
in
the words
but
finding very little
i
would play
it in
the barns
while
scrubbing
shit
filled stalls
and bathing
over
paid
horses
believing,
being
around the hooves
and back
feet would
bring an urgency to
the moment,
that the lyrics were not
totally empty

and they weren’t

not entirely

there were some haunting
notes,
lines that were
yukon spooky
in
a
romantic way.

the album
would
follow me from
job to
job

tossed into the front seat
of the truck
pushed into the
dashboard player
and
turned up through the
side speakers
in the
door
and the speakers
pounding
through the
trunk

i loved the album
out grew it
until

one day

stepping out of
truck

it followed me
and

landed on the ground
under my boot

broken
into
too many pieces.

it’s not the first album
that has met
an unfortunate
accident
riding in
my
vehicle…..

in today’s
inter
net age,

i can still find the album

play select tracks

loudly

on the computer speakers

roar along in the basement
to the

Ragged Sounds

waiting to find deeper meaning
waiting

for my wife
to
yell out

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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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