who might bring you Your horse on the otherside…..

your balls ask you
‘why the fuck are you trying to sit on me’
your legs say
‘i’m not resting around this angle for 2 friggin’ hours
your back protests
‘you will not make me weave to and fro you ungrateful…’

but your eyes

they say
‘baby let’s go’
your heart settles in speaking softly to your mount
‘let’s take those paths over eh’
and your soul….

your soul hopes that when you die
an angel will give you your best horse to ride on
and you won’t have to hold the reins
but you will….and your long lost friend will ride you home
he will take to God himself and before you get off and bow
you will look around at the grandeur before you
praying that He will let you stay
that He will let you keep your friend underneath you

and

if you get there before some others
you’ll ask God
‘let me greet them when you call them up. Let
me be the one to bring them to you’.

and
if they rode like you did……you’ll bring them their horse

you’ll ride a certain distance before letting them take that
last part through the gates…
and you will join family and friends to the side
and watch as rider and horse pass through

in the meantime

ignore your body cursing at you
sit on your mount
and look over the plains in this great backyard of yours
remember the times behind you – smile for the times before you-
if you’re able enough….kick the horse up once again
but if you’re not…let him take you at a pace through and back again

and again

and again

and again….

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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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