This Canada Day

on a day like today
where you read,
a handful of earth-
step outside
and hold the same
promise in
your hand.
a day like today,
you read a gospel
and contemplate
religion over
ones own idea of
and decide
if it is
thy or
who’s own
it is neither myself
or my will.
a day
such as
playing the music of
a past generation,
then mine-
wonder on the academics
of a good poem vs.
the surrendering
of a good idea lost…………
and decide that this
has neither.
back inside
leaving Canada
at the back door
and a province
at the front entrance
little more
a little less
of this
handful of earth –


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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