Jesus is Speaking

i want to sing
while Jesus speaks in my ear
let the words roll onto typewriter paper (uninterrupted)


but i can only speak one
rolling off my tongue in nothingness accent
hoping to translate what i hear onto a modern scroll
at the tick – tack – type-writer

‘speak softly Jesus’
‘speak up!’

this tongue of tongues rolls loosely amongst the heavenly clouds
while here on earth
the world is growing deaf and arguing to itself on media online

stick to the typewriter ‘i say’
it will not cloud your judgement
or ring in stupidity

….and the clickity clack
steam engine of fingers
rolls along




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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