(t)he unforgiving life
– unforgiving


where the past can be an excuse
or a reason

where denial can be a dark path
never transformed

(t)his beautiful life
– beautiful


self pity and anger wash out the shoreline
turn you into a thief and a liar
user taking up space

after awhile
there is no other way

after a while
the truth is written in the forged documents

but the mistakes

(This Life)

only the strong will survive
y –
the strong will step up to bat again and again

find a way to march in the light rather than with the dark-miserable and cynical
those cynical bastards
who fight inside a system they blame for their misfortune
wanting to admit they are part of that same parade

at the crack of the bat
the light explodes
and the good fight leaves the ring

(t)he unforgiving life
– beautiful chances……


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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