bluegrass poem


don’t you know
why i am callin’
from across great yonder shore
once you start to swimmin’
you’ll find you won’t swim alone no more
too many times
we fear the deep end
won’t dip our toes, cause it’s too cold
don’t you know, i’m in here waitin’
because to you i am a friend
don’t you know
excuse is failure
your reasons why will bring you down
take the chance, while i’m still callin’
there’s no second attempts, when under ground
too many times
we close our hearts
give reasons why, but it’s still runnin’
before you become your own great anchor
join me now, and we’ll both be swimmin’
don’t you hear me
i’ve been callin
from out beyond, great yonder shore
once you start to begin the swimmin
you’ll find i’ll be, your ship and oars
once you start to actual swimmin’
you’ll find i’m always here, you’re alone no more
together standin’
on that great yonder shore

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, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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