don’t worry about the dirty old salad bowl – learn to live a happy thanksgiving

as you say,
that was a good meal
the stains are in there forever. the
same with a good
book, tore a bit, stains from
something you can’t
remember, probably read
while you were
trying to cook or eat that
good meal.
the
same as your body – that
temple you
are supposed to care for,
and i say,
care for it – but live as much
as possible,
make sure there are some stains
and tears that you will
never be able to get out
-that includes some painful things
because they teach you something
and the good stuff, are
the memories that will take you
away from the painful
times
that God will want to hear
about,
even though
He
already knows about them –
and when you come out
of the sandbox
make sure your jeans
or short
pants are as dirty as hell
that you’re
carrying some things in your
pocket
that your shoes are 10 pounds
heavier,
make sure there are some
stains that you
know you or He
ain’t never gonna get out
but that you’ll
both agree on and both
of you will say,
damn, that was good –
that shit is
gonna with me stay forever…

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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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