what if I was to paint you a picture
where nothing of the nothing mattered
but you and me
and what if there was a ukulele playing
sunset to an ocean – not Hawaii
but somewhere just as awesome.

what if I told you all the grit and teeth you had to chew on was worth it
that in the end after another 30 years
you would be able to tell your grand children that – yeah I did that
so don’t you complain about your life
cuz grandma did this – so you can do that

what if we were to grow old together
on another planet in a different country
where the ocean waves put us to sleep
simple living with all the art we can handle
pictures of our accomplishments hidden in the pigment

don’t let the bastard’s get you down
that’s all I can say
don’t get yourself down
that’s more that I can say

know that I know that I know
so when you doubt…


what if I told you
you are my hero.

Always and Forever…..



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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: