Ameliasburgh time stamp

there is a lost seclusion
drifting from childhood into
adult life
a period of time where
fascination drifts from the
memory until you
walk with someone you
then inside an old barn museum
where you spy on old relics
of simple living or
living made simple
that the memory

you recall lessons given
by living
or deceased adult mentors
pointing out such ways of how
it was

the heat of the barn yard museum
pushes you out through the
you turn and look once more
at old artifacts –

are they the lost key
to a tribal civilization somewhere
far past any continent
living a way we have lost?


it’s a finished calendar
dated before
how we live today
understanding the short passage
in time when things
were what they are not now
and yet
the decades between these
two eras whisper
in your ear and tell you
enjoy the moment your living
before your ways
are behind fence posts
with laminated signs
that yell

‘do not interact’


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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