Against the Grain…..

today is a good day
i’m turning left onto Dundas
leaving the Horton’s/Oil Change Shop…
and i don’t care if it holds up people behind me in the drive
at least i put on my flicker letting you know

and the college radio is going
CJLX – only station in this town
playing music that people
outside of the 80’s or in their 80’s
can identify with

like i say
it’s a good day in bellVegas

if you pretend that all the good ideas are going
to be completed
if you pretend that talk radio or normal media
is going to give you
well informed information the
politickers can’t tear apart in argument(s)

…..research and know your history boys
that’s all i gotta say

but what am i saying? the cynicism which comes with getting older
was creeping back in….

this is why i have college radio going
it reminds me that i left cynicism behind in high school
and accomplished something more

the radio reminds me that i need
to keep pushing forward
and enjoy the ride..

i’m leaving the driveway
and entering the currents of Dundas/Hwy 2
feeling like a King…

i’m turning left against the grain
it’s what i do naturally

ignoring any horn which honks
and turning up the volume……


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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