The God you Hate

he’s got the mind of an addict
the jittery anger frustration tells
of someone on too much or trying to stay away

he’s got the mind of an addict
the shadow and lies of
someone who tried something so long ago to get away
only to be under the weight of it – and what he was trying to be free from

he’s got the mind of an addict
the conspiracy theories of the world against him
the cigarette in mouth and can of beer in hand
sitting on the porch and ready to swear you into a grave


het’s got the body of an addict
not hearing general advice

he’s got the mind of an addict
dangerous – loyalty to no one

he’s got the eyes of an addict
medicated by the family doctor
and agitated in the hands and tongue


i’ve already held a funeral for you
because the child you were is gone

if you break free – you won’t be who you were
and on certain levels….

i hope you break free
i pray you break free……….

the death you’re living is life
the God you hate – still stands

and you and i may always now be enemies
but know i loved you once……and love is unbreakable

i pray you break free


he’s got the life of an addict…..

break free………


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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