Don’t Explain It With A Title (Just keep on – Keeping on)

don’t explain it all away
leave a little for yourself
the mystery is spent learning about that one thing


i hold the number ‘one‘ up
carry it between you and me
this traveling love which we share
moments in a living room
caught under the laughing umbrella tree

don’t post it all in pics
the world doesn’t need to know
a secret to a long life is sometimes heavy and too short


i hold my hand up ‘stop
please baby please don’t stop
i won’t ever be done loving you
loving this life
and the here after waiting within


outwardly i ‘pause
look around for just a bit
silent in a prayer

and explain

‘what you give away is love
what you give away is forever trust –
give life out as a gift
so when you leave they can say’…


it’s better to be invested
interested in the meaning of the word
that way the moment is never lost

better to be interested than to be found so interesting

don’t explain it all away
rock on in the giving of your self
exploring everyday

keep a few mementos for you and me

but don’t explain it all away….


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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