Morbid Mortality (or the beginning trail)

as the casket rolls up the carpet
at communion time
How Great Thou Art
after that last great meal
Coming back down the aisle
Prayer of St Francis

the choir in the choir loft
an almost empty church

at the gravesite
an Our Father
1 Hail Mary
a Glory Be
one more Hail Mary

at the Hall
Lord of the Dance
Autumn Leaves
Are we Family
Dirty Ol Town
I Walk the line

the theme to Magnificent Seven
the theme to Indiana Jones
the theme to Star Trek
maybe MacGyver
cap it off with those fancy drums from NYPD Blue

a moment of silence
another Ennio Morricone (if there’s time – you know the one)

a toast of Guinness
a blessing by the priest

then back to your day

life goes on……


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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