Your Best Friend Mechanic, Your Hay Guy

I don’t
know where it
comes
from man,
these
words –
these words we
say.
Pfft!
they come
and go
out of our mouths
like
sheep in
the
wind,
understanding
their
origins
when
pigs fly.
that’s how well
we
know our
reactionary time,
our
tongue tied
mouths
when we
don’t
retaliate
back,
Pfft!
just like that
what
we were going
to
say,
disappeared
from
our minds before
we
could say it.
that’s
how the mind
works.
we say
a
word
like
a butterfly tossing
around in
our
brains.
Pfft!
another word
caught
in the net,
then
structured
around
a
sentence,
our big
mouths,
we’re
big mouthed
people,
running lines
and
sentences
creating plays
in real life
time.
the trick
is,
to learn the
bullshitters from
the
truth tellers,
the
great actors
from the pissants
on the
street begging
for change,
-The one who is
as honest as
the
day
is long,

choosing his words
his
honour,
carefully

because,
it
counts
for something….

he is the only one that matters
but usually
pffT,
ignored.

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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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