Ray Bradbury touched only the tip

Ottawa General takes down the Nativity scene.
publicly funded
so why take chances?
a few complaints
could turn into a petition crossing the floor.

this time of year
you don’t hear other faiths coming out and making noise
they’re just as joyous –

it’s atheists
non practising
come out of the wood work.
and really
gotta wonder….
if yer an atheist or
a none
practising believer –
what do you

‘winter pageants’
‘black and orange day’
‘in all of us command’


the museums and art gallery’s will be next.
take out any religious artifacts
put fig leaves on all the statues.

in time
Fahrenheit 451 will be instated
we’ll have to
keep books in brown paper bags
Knights of Columbus swords
will have to be sharpened
and at the ready
around the

it’s not foreign wars
or terrorists or
new immigrants
who will take away the norm
it will be the enlightened
the entitled
who lose their minds over
whatever they
remember from their own
past –

next on the agenda –
calendars….Government sanctioned holidays ONLY.


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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