let’s keep it simple

do i believe you were born from an

that would just be dumb

do i believe you to be a creature
of the forest – something of a fawn?

that would be daft

do i believe you should be
placed high on a pedestal – adorned like the sun or inside a museum

certainly not – but perhaps standing beside the pedestal

or a tall post


am very much a post at times
would you
stand beside me?

would you help hold me up?


that’s a very beautiful
necklace you’re

and i love your creature(esque)

my love

chop this old post down
and take a seat on my shoulders


show is about to begin

you deserve the


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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