pen from the mind

perform a pome
the way a
jazz player
picks a train and
rides the
verse
into a silent string of
inaudible words

speak
quickly

from the notes
kept inside the mind
from
the sound
which floats beyond a
rhyme

save your voice
protect your thoughts

choose
your weapon

your tool of choice

50 paces back
to back

turn quickly

play your soul

write a pen
a mad man

typin’
scratchin’

pushing fingers up and down
the golden silver
from your horned
in-stru-ment

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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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