the professionals took over
they closed the door on the country birds
while thanking them for their hard work
the intellectuals are the stars as always
the university degree’d yawners




tell you – without stuttering

writing is not the same as museum art
people will not flock to your hallways to stare at the walls
the bookshelves are thinning – the crowds are dying
no one wants to hear the mathematics of your words




give them a good story pilgrim

the professionals took over
sponsored a pawn the way you would in politics
got in the door and raised the price
told you how wonderful they are….
-wait 10 years…….things will cycle over again


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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