in a bar – under the covers – behind closed curtains – avoiding crowds – wearing a fake smile

i
am not a violent
person

only

prone to violent
outbursts

i am not
a
lazy person

only prone

to
years of unemployment

i am not

a constant drinker
or
smoker

only….

you get the drift

.

the years keep moving forward
with
no concern for childhood
or redemption
in
adult life

there is no such thing
as
picture perfect

simply the

battle forward

and appreciation
of….

.

i am not a sore loser

only

.
.
.

.
.
.

.
.
.

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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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