Quinte of the (West)…

i was driving past
the airbase

i always enjoyed driving past the airbase
technically for CFB Trenton – you were driving
‘through’ the airbase – since
Hwy # 2 cut down the middle
separating barracks and runway.

as a college student i was able to come on base
and write stories
do a ‘fly’ along on a Hercules.

today it dawned on me….

– the airbase –

why not join?

why not look into it and see what opportunities were there for me?
CFB Trenton could keep me in the area

-maybe not right away

but it could allow me a career
and the opportunity to one day come home
and create those memorie(s)

while creating new memories in between…

i could do something important
work harder than i ever thought possible

and from the sky

look every once in awhile
when flying over the Hometown i loved
and think…..

i’ll be back

and finally

it will be permanent….


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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