St. Bruno St. Joan St. Loyola St. John Baptize Me

singing karaoke
at the legion with 80 yr old men
buying drinks and asking for Frankie Valli
or St Bruno – sing me – i can’t go home just yet
standing at age 30
looking 50 years into the future
hoping war won’t be the same
by which she sings – whats it really good for?
and they reply – one more song one more round
singing karaoke
ready to march in Farnham and tackle
the Commandants 300lb tires
grind her teeth and sing Frankie can you help me out
St. Bruno – give me the strength for one more round
singing karaoke – singing – country roads…..


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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