Hello to Farewell Soundtrack

Call it a follow up to the first poem FAREWELL TO HELLO SOUNDTRACK……if you know the songs then you know the bands….you can call it a flipside to the same coin…..a poem with…..attitude…..


we’re getting off that plane now
that band is playing New Orleans is Sinking
and we’ve got our ray bans on
we’re stepping onto a new tarmac
the trees look different but somehow still the same
is this still Canada we’re living in
and LongWayToNeverLand comes on the radio from that other
Kingston band

all this rock n roll is putting us in a good mood
we’re moving like movie stars
like outlaws

and i love that word ‘like’
or have i said that before about another word
but sometimes ‘like’ is just a great way to start describing things

and like – we’re sliding into this car
all 4 doors are opened and there’s a chauffeur closing things up
but i stop him – pay him a tip and he tips his hat
and i borrow his hat and trade him sunglasses –
ray bans for those ones that make you look like a pilot

I bring my woman up to the front seat and slide behind the wheel
beside you – look over like a rebel without a cause knowing we won the war. and damn baby from the rear view we really do look like outlaws
me in this black chauffeur cap and sunglasses smirking at you


in with your blonde hair down on your shoulders
muscles tight around that tight shirt

the sun is setting and i flip on the high beams
to that harvest moon and star gazers almost as blue as your
blue eyes

the radio is blaring
and that Hamilton band
that helped us to feel young again
is playing Come to Light
and you and I


drive off into the sunset….game match and won.


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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