HomeMade Hometown

nobody wants to listen to you
lay down
go to bed – the family tree is immediate but tired
who do you think you are?
even Jesus learned the hard way – you will not make it in your own town
and you

But have faith
believe in your thought process
thank the family member who become your friend
this means thanking yourself

and say

I Trust You Lord

while you work
work harder than hard understands
withstand the pneumonia
take on that busted hip bone
forget about the ruptured ear drum

it’s all just a test to see if you care
care enough to battle it all knowing
and in the knowing….

you will understand

and the dog will lay down
he will go to bed on his carpet
while lion within you roars and ignores the desk lamp
hovering above your type writing computer machine
while the bats in their cages
swing knowing they are not blind
trying to knock out the single bulb on a cord

while you
listen to yourself
alongside that trusting voice inside you
wanting to hear
what you have written….

in a room of beautiful silence
where you can be proud of your perseverance
and accomplishments
in your own – homemade – hometown…..


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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