morning mourning morning after

i typed

morning dove
mourning dove
i say morning dove
because they yip until about 9am
and then are dopey from then onwards
stupid lil bastards 
lucky they don’t fall off the telephone
you say mourning doves
because that’s the 
proper spelling and
i like the idea of mourning 
in the morning
i’m mourning the moment they start up
waking me up
they amuse me as well
as the rest of
the day they seem 
bobbing and falling over themselves
until yesterday
when that one stupid dopey bastard
committed suicide on the grill of my truck
it was morning
and now all his lil buddies on the telephone line
are in

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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