Spoils of War

25 years ago today
that great wall
tattooed
barbed
dug under
and hot aired over

5 years ago
in Montreal we walked in mall
and touched a portion
of its destruction
as it
stood behind red
velvet

today
i walk downstairs
and find another piece
bagged
and tagged
on
display

America and Russia
enter the cold
by separating families
and friends
owning home-on-foreign
soil

25
years
ago
today

in a class room
television wheeled in
and math class
turned
into History class

‘remember this day children and where you were’.

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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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