Life is Not the Movies

never apologize it’s a sign of weakness
sometimes the weakness is in the lacking
why 200 or 68 years later
government stands and says ‘we were wrong’
take a moment to bridge a gap –
300 years later
generations don’t stay separated saying
‘you did this to my great great great’…..
rather the past is put behind
and the future
is above our souls beyond the dome of
the night sky –
10 billion billion reasons why
moving forward
instead of being left behind……

* “Never apologize it’s a sign of weakness.” From the movie – She Wore A Yellow Ribbon


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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